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.
Not sure that your content meets our guidelines? We recommend you ask yourself these three questions before posting your resource.
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 disconcerting? For example, if you’re addressing a traumatic historical or current event, how might it be received by someone 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.