Beaudemy does not publish courses in some topic areas, or may publish only under certain criteria. Subject matter may be excluded due to concerns that it is considered either harmful or offensive to students, or because it is otherwise inconsistent with the values and spirit of Beaudemy.
We recommend that you reach out to the Trust & Safety team before building a course on any of the following topics to ensure it will be eligible for publication. Please include as much detail as possible.
It is the instructor’s responsibility to ensure their course follows the letter and the spirit of the policy when submitting to the Quality Review Process. While the Trust & Safety Team will guide instructors around smaller fixes, extensive coaching on how to build or update a course is not available.
Sexually explicit content or content with implied sexual activity is not permitted. Content around reproductive health and intimate relationships must be free of explicit or suggestive content. See also: Nudity and Attire.
Examples that are not allowed:
- Instruction on seduction, sexual techniques, or performance
- Discussion of sex toys
Nudity and attire
Nudity is permitted only when essential to learning within an artistic, medical, or academic context. Attire should be appropriate to the subject area of instruction, without unnecessary emphasis on exposed body parts.
Examples that are allowed:
- Anatomical illustrations
- Medical footage or demonstrations
Dating and relationships
Content on attraction, flirtation, courtship, etc. are not allowed. Any other courses on long-term relationships must be in accordance with all Beaudemy policies, including those involving Sexuality and Discriminatory Language.
Content providing instruction in the making, handling, or usage of firearms or air guns is not permitted. All other courses providing weapons instruction must otherwise adhere to all Beaudemy policy, including Violence and Bodily Harm.
Violence and bodily harm
Dangerous activities or behavior likely to impact health or result in injury cannot be shown. Glorification or promotion of violence will not be tolerated.
Examples that are not allowed:
- Self harm
- Substance Abuse
- Unhealthy weight management practices
- Extreme body modification
- Combat courses encouraging disproportionate aggression
Treatment of animals such as pets, livestock, game, etc. must be in accordance with the recommendations of relevant animal welfare organizations.
Discriminatory language or ideas
Content or conduct fostering discriminatory attitudes on the basis of a group characteristic such as race, religion, nationality, disability, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated on the platform.
Illegal or unethical activities
Content must be in accordance with any applicable national law. Activities which are illegal in many jurisdictions may also be disallowed, even if permitted within the uploader’s country of residence.
Misinformation and misleading content
Instruction which is intentionally misleading or that promotes ideas in opposition to the consensus in scientific, medical, or academic communities should not be posted.
Sensitive or otherwise inappropriate topics or language
As a global learning platform with learners ranging from casual hobbyists to professional enterprise customers, we must take into consideration many sensitivities when evaluating content.
We will examine not only the kind of topic under discussion, but also how those topics are presented. When providing instruction on a sensitive subject area, ensure that all associated course materials treat that subject with care. Avoid language and imagery which is inflammatory, offensive or otherwise insensitive.
Content for young people
Beaudemy is not currently set up to support underage learners. Persons under the age of consent (for example, 13 in the US or 16 in Europe) may not use the services. Those under 18 but above the age of consent may use the services only if a parent or guardian opens their account, handles any enrollments, and manages their account usage.
How to report abuse
We reserve the right to add to and modify this list at any time. If you see a topic that you believe should not be on the platform, raise it for review by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org along with the details of the abuse and content.