TPT is host to a global community of educators who are committed to supporting students with the best resources. We believe that diversity in backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints is an essential part of what makes our community and TPT particularly special. To ensure that the TPT community remains a source for content where all educators and their students feel respected and safe, there are certain types of content that are not ok to post on TPT, even when done with good intentions.
We ask that you not post content that intentionally or unintentionally:
- Trivializes traumatic experiences (e.g. slavery in America, the Holocaust, Syrian civil war, Hurricane Katrina).
- Disrespects, discriminates, or has the effect of marginalizing the experiences, lives, or beliefs of others.
- Contains pornographic or obscene imagery or language or is otherwise inappropriate for the intended age group.
In the event that this content comes to our attention, it will be sent to our Marketplace Integrity team for consideration. If your content is found to be in violation of our policies, you may be asked to revise or remove it. If there are multiple violations of these guidelines, we may close your store.
Does TPT have any resources to help me?
We’ve introduced tools and materials to support Teacher-Authors as you develop and review your resources to make sure they comply with our Inappropriate Content Policy:
3 Questions to Ask Yourself
- What impact might this resource or activity have on students from backgrounds different from mine or the students that I typically teach? For example, does it account for differing perspectives based in cultural, religious, racial, or ethnic differences?
- Are there populations of people for whom this content could be particularly alarming and harmful? Could the resource or activity negatively impact students from those populations? For example, if you’re addressing a traumatic historical or current event, how might it be received by a student who is living through that event or has family/friends that have lived through it?
- Is the content providing educational value and is it tagged for the appropriate grades? For example, anatomical drawings as part of sexual education training for high schoolers are very different from anatomical drawings for K-5 students.
Teacher-Author Toolkit on TPT University
Check out this section of TPT University HERE for resource review guidelines, videos for Teacher-Authors on inclusive and appropriate content, questions to help assess your own resources, and FAQs.
If you believe a resource may violate TPT's content guidelines, you can report it to be reviewed by our Marketplace Integrity team. Note that all reports will be kept anonymous. Read more about how to report inappropriate content on TPT.