Everyone taking part in an Ri Online Masterclass must read and abide by the Code of Conduct.
This code of conduct is to ensure that Ri Masterclasses are open, safe, fulfilling, and a welcoming environment for everyone’s thoughts and ideas.
Everyone involved in an Ri Masterclass is responsible for following the Code of Conduct, including all session organisers, supervisors, participants, presenters, and volunteers. Primary-age students and their parents/carers should see the Ri Online Primary Masterclasses Code of Conduct. Anyone who does not follow these guidelines may have to be removed from the session and any future sessions. The Masterclass organisers may inform participants’ parents/carers and teachers.
Being a part of an Ri Masterclass means:
Avoid potentially harmful language, such as:
We will NOT accept violent or threatening behaviour, harassment or hate speech, discrimination or intolerance or display of inappropriate content.
This includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal or written comments or visual content related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, perceived intelligence or class; exclusionary jokes (even ironically); sharing inappropriate content; deliberate intimidation; photography or recording without consent; and sustained disruption of activities or discussions.
If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that is enough reason to stop doing it.
You should ensure that you are using any interactive features sensibly and appropriately. Do not spam the chat with repeated or irrelevant material, as this stops other from being able to participate.
There will be at least one supervisor present in each virtual room. These are the only people who can send or receive private messages.
If you are uncomfortable about anything, for example, something another participant is saying or doing, you can message one of the supervisors privately. Please also tell a supervisor if anyone is breaking the code of conduct or acting inappropriately in any way. They will deal with the matter appropriately and as quickly as possible.
Supervisors may need to pass details of your comment or complaint on to other such as the Ri’s Safeguarding team, particularly if it raises any concerns over the safety of yourself or another participant. Everything will be treated with respect, care and privacy.
In order to keep all participants safe:
If you are concerned about another participant, or if you are not happy with how a supervisor has handled a concern you reported to them, you can contact the Ri’s safeguarding team directly on firstname.lastname@example.org (this inbox is usually monitored several times a week during working hours).
If your enquiry or concern is more urgent you can contact one of the Ri's Designated Safeguarding Officers via phone:
Any situation will be handled following the Ri’s Safeguarding Policy. The Safeguarding team will inform you of the procedures to follow based on the information provided.
Please bear in mind that all reports are private and details should not be shared.