Ethical Guidelines

CYIS reserves the right to deny and delete any content which does not respect the following ethical guidelines. A user posting such content is subject to having the membership suspended or definitively blocked.

Plagiarism
 

CYIS considers the following as plagiarism:

  • Turning in someone else's work as your own;

  • Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit;

  • Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks;

  • Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation;

  • Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit;

  • Copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules).

Safety

 

Violence: You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence.
 

Terrorism/violent extremism: You may not threaten or promote terrorism or violent extremism.

Child sexual exploitation: We have zero-tolerance for child sexual exploitation on CYIS.

Abuse/harassment: You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. This includes wishing or hoping that someone experiences physical harm.
 

Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. 
 

Suicide or self-harm: You may not promote or encourage suicide or self-harm.