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Discipline for Inappropriate Behavior or Wrong Grading- Alternative to Expulsion or being banned from site

Molly Huff 2 years ago updated by Alderson 6 months ago 5

Alternative to Expulsion or being banned from the site that may make a bigger impact on misbehaving students: Give all Teachers, TA, Prefects, Head of House, The Management and Head Mistress power or option to individually punish the student who is behaving inappropriately or who has graded an assignment wrongly. This would be classified as a detention and would go on a students permanent site record. 


Students can be punished by having a locked site for a certain amount of time via timer (like 30 minutes or something) - similar to the fainting in the hospital ward, you can loose house and individual points of large quantity- up to the discretion of the one doing the punishing (like ranging from 5-200 points per incident based on severity), they can lock up your account-allowing for you to view and access the owl and certain punishment areas, until you fulfill various tasks (e.g. reply to an owl, create an action plan for correcting your behavior, writing you will not do something 100 times and sending it in, a long word counted essay about something (e.g. write a 500 word essay on how to treat others respectfully), grade homework- but don't receive incentive points - only loose house points or receive more homework to grade before you can play again, make you do service work for a club or something for a certain amount of time or tasks (e.g. 20 hours of service, or 20 tasks for x club), or what ever else you can think of to punish students without expelling or banning them from the site for inappropriate behavior. 


Regardless of the punishment, the punisher  should have to owl who ever they are giving the punishment to and tell them why or have an established form that will get sent to the student but also put on the student's permanent record in the site. The student will receive the right to dispute, however if in fault and trying to get out of it, student will be punished further. I definitely feel that students will actually take it seriously like back in grade school if we were to do this approach.


An example form may include the following information:


Name of the Student

Date/Time/Location of Incident

Reporter/ Punisher For Incident

What is the student being accused of?

If re-occurring incident- previous linked incident (more offenses= harsher punishment)

Did the student receive warnings of their behavior? Is it repetitive? If so, how many?

What punishment is being assigned and why?


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Declined

Alhtough this idea is very creative and we appreciate it, we have to decline it. When students misbehave on the site, they get warnings and if that doesn't help, further actions will be taken. It would lead to a lot of confusion if there were so many options for punishment that can be given by so many different people. It would very likely also lead to misuse at some point, and many people would start to fight the decisions/punishments or simply won't do them. 

Great idea but how would you commit an offense

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It would mainly before larger offenses. Such as swearing on the site, bullying, fights/arguments, Giving someone a Troll Grade because you think its funny when they had a perfectly good assignment. If you continue to do something when people say stop, if there is any form of foul play, encouraging others to behave inappropriately on the site, Cheating on an assignment, accusing others of doing something without evidence, etc. I find it would be more effective than banning someone off the sight. They will have an opportunity to correct themselves this way and learn from their mistakes.

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This seems like too many unnecessary things. If people are misbehaving they get warnings and if it doesn't improve, then action will be taken. 

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Declined

Alhtough this idea is very creative and we appreciate it, we have to decline it. When students misbehave on the site, they get warnings and if that doesn't help, further actions will be taken. It would lead to a lot of confusion if there were so many options for punishment that can be given by so many different people. It would very likely also lead to misuse at some point, and many people would start to fight the decisions/punishments or simply won't do them. 

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It is hard to believe because I have children who are minors(14) and I know others are out there with the same or maybe even younger siblings who uses the USA site where inappropriate people called spammers are repeatedly bothering my kids with degrading and very inappropriate topics in their owls. Multiple people are being bothered and harassed by spammers who is apparently wanting to expose SunHi Rutherford. 

I don't know but you have yet to remove the spammers because they are repeatedly coming back and also perhaps you should remove the source which is SunHi, because it seems as if they are here for her honestly :/ Others shouldn't suffer