This is a community, just like any other space where people come together to share what they know and what they do. This is a community where you can feel safe, comfortable, and take part in group of like-minded people who want to make a difference. These community guidelines below are an outline of what it means to be a member of Global Citizen Corps. Thanks for keeping them in mind when you're on the site!
Your membership in the community is subject to the community guidelines here and our User Policy.
Global Citizen Corps is all about learning from one another and learning about the issues that matter. So it’s your job to share what you know and ask questions to learn more about the issues related to global poverty.
This site is for young people interested in making a difference in the realm of global poverty so even though skateboarding is interesting – let’s stick to the issues.
Cheer on your peers! This site is about the actions and awareness activities that you are working on in your communities, schools and campuses. Just like mom says, if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.
If you like what someone else has written, or have a question about it, leave a comment and say so! We’ll go further when we build off of each others’ ideas.
We all come from different experiences and different backgrounds so the odds are pretty good that we will have different opinions. In fact, having diverse and different opinions are an awesome thing for our community. In light of that, just make sure that you are respectful of each others’ ideas and thoughts. Ask questions, but make sure that you don’t hurt someone’s feelings or sense of community on the site in the process.
Realize that even though this is an online community we are all real people. So, whatever you type, post or blog is from a real person to a real person. If what you write can’t be said to someone to their face, then don’t post it.
When sharing your wealth of knowledge make sure to cite your sources not only for publishing purposes, but so others can learn more and check out your links.
If you read something interesting, or like someone else’s ideas, tell us about them in your own words.
Long posts are hard to read.
Your stories, actions and activities are the living breathing heart of the community. So, share what you are up to, how you are motivating your peers and your community – blog it, post it in the forums, share pictures, youtube it.
This is all here for you –so enjoy it. Participate in discussions, post pictures, add to the idea lab, tell others about events you are interested in, tell community members about activities that you are working on!
We’re here to help!
If you notice that there’s a problem with the site, or if you see a post that violates these guidelines, let us know! You can also point it out in the Site Feedback discussion group.
Be a Global Citizen
A global citizen has a lot of powerful and incredible attributes; many of the things listed above are part of being a global citizen. But most importantly by becoming a member of Global Citizen Corps you are realizing the roles and responsibilities of being a global citizen. You are a person who respects, learns from, supports, treats fairly and strengthens links with other young people around the globe. You have a respect for not only others, but for their culture, diversity and experience – for the world and the environment. You are open to learning from others and are willing to share what you know and have learned yourself. And all of this while being supportive, respectful and open.
You are a global citizen.
What not to do:
There are always a few "don’ts" on the list.
Don’t forget the community
This is a community of young people and that needs to be remembered at all times. So if you wouldn’t write something if you little sister, cousin or even your mother could see it – then don’t post it.
Don’t vent or use hate speech
A global citizen does not rant or speak hatefully to others.
Don’t be mean
Very simply if you write something that when turned around would hurt your feelings or threaten you, then don’t write it.
If it’s not your article or your photo, please don’t post it (you can just link to it instead).
Don’t be creepy
You know the guy. Don’t be that guy.
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