Moderation on the Scratch website
Much of the success of Scratch can be attributed to the positive and helpful atmosphere in our online community. It’s important to us that the Scratch website is a friendly place for Scratchers to learn and share ideas. We wrote the Scratch Community Guidelines in simple terms, without legalese, so that Scratchers could get a clear understanding of the values that inform our moderation policy.
While the vast majority of projects and comments on the Scratch website make a positive contribution to the community, a small percentage are disrespectful or inappropriate. When community members see something they think falls outside of the Community Guidelines, they can flag it or use the contact us page to bring it to our attention. Flagging can lead to automatic censorship of content. Additionally, we review every single project that is flagged, and we give warnings or block accounts when necessary.
As we continually develop our moderation policies, we're always interested in feedback from members of the community, as well as parents and teachers. If you'd like to share your thoughts with us, please use the contact us page.