YEE Code of Conduct for Online Learning 2020/2021

We believe that part of what makes YEE online learning unique is the chance to talk to other young people, learners and trainers from all over the world, and to learn from each other. Being a part of our online learning community means behaving with honesty, respect, tolerance and kindness to fellow colleagues, learners and trainers. Therefore, by attending the YEE online learning activities, you agree that:

  • I. You will communicate in English only.

    English language is the official working language of YEE. Therefore, the participants as well as the trainers and educators should always communicate in English only. Communicating becomes very difficult if everyone comments in a different language. If there is a language barrier and you feel like you need support on your English with a simple translation, that’s completely fine! Feel free to reach out to the facilitator, trainer or our Project Manager anytime.

  • II. You will attend training activities and sessions that you have been scheduled to take on time.

    You will connect to the call on time and make sure there are no technical issues in advance. You will check your internet connection, camera, and microphone and speakers functionality before the start of the call. All participants stay till the scheduled end of the call. In case of any technical difficulties, participants should inform the facilitator or the Project Manager. Participants may not skip activities they have been scheduled to attend without a prior notice to the organisers.

  • III. You will comply with the timeline and follow the agreed deadlines.

    It is important for the effectiveness of the teamwork and the success of the project that each participant fulfills the agreements and delivers tasks on time. Please, make sure to do so. In case of any obstacles or circumstances that make it impossible to deliver the assignment on time, participants should inform the facilitator or the Project Manager.

  • IV. You are respectful of others, and do not use words, tone or share content that is offensive, disrespectful or inflammatory.

    This includes, but is not limited to, language, names or content that is sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, sexually explicit, abusive, contains swearing or is otherwise likely to cause offence.

    Remember that you are in an inclusive learning environment shared with people who may be of different ages, nationalities, religions, cultures and backgrounds, with different knowledge, ability and experience.

    Communicating online can lead to misunderstandings, so it is important to give other people the benefit of the doubt, and be kind in your interactions.

  • V. If you disagree with someone’s ideas you will discuss their ideas, rather than criticise or attack them personally.

    We consider a personal attack to be any negative comment directed to or about an individual that is about them personally, or uses personal information against them. This applies to comments directed at educators and course contributors, as well as learners, for example comments about the physical appearance of a contributor in a video.

    Do not persistently argue with another learner or an educator.

  • VI. You are honest, supportive and constructive when offering reflections and feedback to other learners and educators in online learning activities and discussions.

    Feedback should be offered in order to help the recipient, rather than make them feel bad. Giving constructive feedback is a skill in itself and it’s valuable to the learning process.

  • VII. You will help the YEE by reporting comments or behaviour that you believe have broken this Code of Conduct.

    In order to foster the safe space, we are trying to create a friendly and inclusive work environment. That’s why it is important for both participants and learners to respect our Code of Conduct for Online Learning. If you feel like this rule was broken and you would like to support our efforts to create a safe space, you can report such a comment to our YEE Project Manager.