Modified: July 7th 2021

Editorial Guidelines

Intro

Kahoot! is committed to protect our users and provide a safe and engaging learning environment. These Editorial Guidelines are designed to maintain the integrity of our platform, and help us prevent content that is harmful or illegal.

Kahoot! is used by millions of people around the world as a tool for fun and engaging learning – including students and children. As part of our mission to make learning awesome, we at Kahoot! work hard to provide a platform that is safe, high quality – and of course fun!

The Editorial Guidelines apply to all contributors to the Kahoot! platform. Kahoot! reserves the right to remove content in breach of our policies, and to suspend users that do not respect these Editorial Guidelines.

Our values

Kahoot! values the creativity and free expression of our users and contributors. At the same time, we recognize how important it is for Kahoot! to be a place for facts, safety, privacy and dignity. We are driven by the aspiration to allow the learner to unlock their full learning potential in a fun and engaging way.

The values underpinning Kahoot!’s community standards, rules and policies

Factual

We want to make sure the content people are seeing on Kahoot! is grounded in facts.

Safety

We strongly believe that a safe place free from violence, hate speech and intimidation empowers the learner and their learning experience.

Privacy

Kahoot! is committed to protecting personal information and privacy.

Dignity

We believe that all people are equal in dignity and rights. We expect that people will respect the dignity of others and not harass or degrade others.

Inappropriate content

In accordance with our values of facts, safety, privacy and dignity, Kahoot! does not allow inappropriate content on our platform. Below is a list of the content that is illegal or unacceptable and that is not permitted on our platform. As a contributor you are obliged to read, understand and respect these guidelines and not publish content that is any of the below:

Violence and Criminal Behavior

We do not allow content that contains or encourages violence or criminal behavior. This includes kahoot games (“kahoots”) that contain, promote or endorse:

  • Violence and Incitement
  • Dangerous Individuals or Organizations
  • Regulated Goods
  • Fraud and Deception
  • Terrorism or terrorist acts.

Safety

We do not allow content that may threaten the safety of our users, or that may encourage unsafe or harmful behavior. This includes kahoots that contains or are likely to trigger:

  • Suicide and Self-Injury
  • Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Nudity
  • Sexual Exploitation of Adults
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Human Exploitation
  • Privacy Violations and Image Privacy Rights

Objectionable Content

We do not allow content that is illegal, discriminating or clearly inappropriate or objectionable. This includes kahoots that involve:

  • Hate Speech
  • Discrimination or racism
  • Cruelty and Insensitivity
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Illegal use of third party intellectual property, work, ideas or any other unauthorized use of content belonging to others.

Integrity and Authenticity

We do not accept content or behavior that threatens the integrity and authenticity of our platform, our kahoots and our verified educators. This includes that we do not accept;

  • Misrepresentation
  • Spam
  • Cybersecurity
  • Inauthentic Behavior
  • Manipulated Media
  • Memorialization
  • COVID-19 Misinformation
  • Intellectual Property Infringement

Commercial content

The Kahoot! platform shall not be used to post advertisements or promote goods or services. Our platform is meant for engaging learning and is not a marketing channel. Therefore, when you publish content on Kahoot you shall respect the following;

  • We do not allow sales activities, such as advertising, promotions, contests, sweepstakes on our platform unless this is expressly authorized by Kahoot! in an agreement or in your specific service plan.
  • You are not allowed to use Kahoot to promote your own or third-parties´ goods or services, unless this is expressly authorized by Kahoot! in an agreement or in your specific service plan.
  • Except for the limited license set forth in your agreement we do not allow exploitation of our intellectual property unless this is expressly authorized by Kahoot!

Moderation

Kahoot! has a growing team of trained moderators whose bespoke role is to filter out inappropriate content. We use automated filter software to help block or quarantine content, which is then sent to our moderators for review. The software operates on a comprehensive set of keywords, which are words that are often used with ill intent such as sexist or racist expressions. We continuously work to improve this list of keywords to reflect the ever-expanding nuances of language.

In addition to our filters and moderators, Kahoot! needs help from our vast community of users to keep the platform safe. Automated filters are never perfect and our moderator team, despite their efforts, will not be able to scan all the content that gets published on Kahoot! every day. We rely on our users to respect our rules and guidelines, and to report illegal or inappropriate content that is posted on our platform. If you come across content that is illegal, inappropriate or in other ways in breach of Kahoot´s values or guidelines, please report this to us immediately. Our guide on how to flag content can be found here. Content that is flagged by our users will be sent to our moderator team for review.

Enforcement

Kahoot! reserves the right to remove any content that breaches these Editorial Guidelines terms and conditions or acceptable use policy. Content that does not meet our standards may be reported and quarantined, and eventually removed from the platform.

We also reserve the right to suspend or remove contributors, including verified users, whose profiles do not comply with our values or that contain content in breach of our Editorial Guidelines. The consequences for violating our Editorial Guidelines vary depending on the severity of the violation. Consequences range from a single kahoot being taken down or made private, to banning an account or suspending users.

We thank you for respecting and following these guidelines. To uphold a safe and engaging learning community, we depend on our users not only to follow the guidelines above, but also to flag content or activity that goes against them. Check out our inappropriate content page where you can find a guide on how to flag content that breaches with the Kahoot! community guidelines.