Protecting Personal Information at Schoolhouse

One of our priorities at Schoolhouse is to create a safe and secure academic environment for everyone. Disclosing personal information can compromise your safety and privacy, so we ask that you please refrain from sharing it anywhere on the platform.

When determining what information is allowed to be shared on Schoolhouse, consider whether or not this information can be used to identify you outside of Schoolhouse. Here are some examples of information that you should not intentionally share, due to risk that they could be used to reach out to you outside of the platform:

Your high school name
Your email address
Your phone number
Your social media accounts

Some other types of information, such as what city you live in, what organizations you’re a part of, your last name, and personal photographs are not obvious personal identifiers but could help identify you in combination with other information. We discourage you to avoid sharing this type of information, as well, but leave it up to you and your parents to determine what you are comfortable with based on the specific context.

What should I do if someone is requesting personal information?


Prioritize your safety by avoiding any sharing of personal details
Let them know that sharing personal information is against Schoolhouse Policy (feel free to redirect them to this article!)
Report the situation to the Safety Team through a Safety Report (this way, we’re able to send them additional resources on why these policies are in place, if relevant)

What should I do if someone is attempting to share personal information?


Avoid utilizing any information given
Let them know that sharing personal information is against Schoolhouse Policy (feel free to redirect them to this article!)
Report the situation to the Safety Team through a Safety Report (this way, we’re able to send them additional resources on why these policies are in place, if relevant)

Always keep in mind that your well-being is our utmost priority, and maintaining a focus on academic discussions without divulging unnecessary personal information is crucial for fostering a positive and secure learning environment. Happy learning!

Updated on: 05/06/2024

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