This Site is Rated "L"
On MOUSESquad.org, every registered user is a trusted member of the Global MOUSE Network. This honor comes with responsibility. Our site is rated "L" for Leadership: this means that, first and foremost, you alone are responsible for your participation on the site. What you post is a reflection on you, your Squad, your school, and every member of the MOUSE Network, globally.
As with any network, you should think seriously before posting, commenting, or adding to the site in any way. Ask yourself these simple questions:
- Is what I'm about to post appropriate for ALL audiences?
- Is it a positive reflection on me and my Squad?
- Does it fit the MOUSE Squad standard: to advance the learning and growth of all members?
- Is it responsible and respectful?
If your answer is "No" to any of these questions, then we encourage you to take it off-line but follow through with your desire to express yourself in one of the following ways:
- Make it a personal journal entry, and look back on it in 5 years to revisit (only then) whether it was a good idea.
- Write it up as a one-man show, and act it out with no audience in a soundproof room.
- Make it into a song to the tune of Happy Birthday and sing it into your pillow before bed once a year on the date you didn't post it.
Remember, every public contribution you make to MOUSESquad.org is subject to the scrutiny of your MOUSE Squad peers (all of them). These peers (thousands) are all:
- extremely smart
- intolerant of negativity, and
- on a mission to better themselves, their schools, and their communities.
In the event that you manage to squeak it by (pun intended) without them noticing, MOUSE will:
- make your post visible to only your Squad Coordinator,
- send an email notification to you and your Coordinator that your account has been flagged for improper use,
- submit your account on the "2 Strikes List."
Should your username turn up again, having submitted content in violation of the rules above, it will be deleted from the site, and your Coordinator will then take action to review whether your status as a MOUSE Squad Member should be revoked.
We trust the members of our network to make good judgements about the content they post online, but it's important that we set a standard for how we behave online, on MOUSESquad.org, or anywhere else. If you come across a post/submission/comment that you feel violates the agreements above, feel free to forward your fellow Squad Members this link, or notify firstname.lastname@example.org.