Class content policy

The policy is created to ensure can be used relevant to the widest audience, and so parents can participate in any Fundoo Class. 

Classes should be secular:

  • Do not promote a specific religion or religious point of view.

  • Present facts, ideas, and theories that are grounded in science and accepted by the preponderance of experts in a field.

Of course, many classes need to address religion - for example, you can't teach history without talking about religion.  It's critical to teach about religion, but to not promote or advocate a particular religious worldview.

Classes should be objective and accurate: 

  • Be based on fact and evidence

  • Present classes using an unbiased perspective, to the extent possible.  

  • Acknowledge and present multiple viewpoints that exist on many social, political, and historical issues.

  • Do not use classes as a soapbox for personal viewpoints

  • Text, images and content should not be sensationalized. Classes should not be designed to provoke an emotional response at the expense of accuracy

In the course of class discussion, students may raise questions about a teacher's personal viewpoints.  In most cases you should aim to deflect the question, rather than allowing your personal belief to influence students.

Classes should be age-appropriate:

  • Material that may be disturbing to young children should be highlighted in the class description

  • Material that may be objectionable to parents should be made clear - for example, topics are violent or sexual in nature, or that touch on sensitive political questions


In addition, Fundoo Class classes does not promote discrimination, hate speech, or violence.  Fundoo Class welcomes learners, families, and teachers across all pillars of diversity; this includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, and gender identity.  

Teachers and classes that do not abide by these standards will be removed from Fundoo Class.

Classes should have unique content:

It’s your responsibility as a teacher to ensure that you have permission to use any text, images, or videos included in your class description or used while teaching the class.   We have a policy for receiving and acting upon copyright complaints.  It’s not OK to use text or images that you don’t have permission to use; teachers in violation of this principle may be removed from the platform.

While some content is protected by copyright, Fundoo Class does not provide any teacher a monopoly on any particular topic.  In fact, we think it’s valuable to have multiple teachers offering the same topic, because each teacher has their own approach and schedule availability. Though no one single topic can be monopolized by a teacher, we do expect that the language of all class descriptions be unique.  We understand that there are many teaching resources available to educators that are similar, but even with similar material and topics being covered, each class should be unique to that teacher.  

If you believe someone is using your proprietary content, please bring your complaint to Fundoo Class.  You will need to demonstrate that the content is uniquely yours and cannot be found elsewhere.

Sensitive or higher-risk topics 

There are classes that are not allowed on the platform, or are subject to higher scrutiny, because of their sensitive or potentially controversial nature.   

For these topic areas we require the teacher to have training and/or experience teaching the topic to young learners.

  • Mental health and wellness

  • Physical health, medicine, nutrition, and drugs

  • Sex education 

  • Experiences of marginalized groups


We have additional requirements for the following types of classes.

Medical services

We do not support classes that provide medical training or medical services.  This includes, but is not limited to, first aid, CPR, therapy, counseling, psychiatric evaluations, or evaluations for special education services.  We do not offer these classes on Fundoo Class out of concern for learners’ safety and well-being.  We recognize that many classes can touch on these subjects, so we have provided some clarifying examples below:

  • Classes offering workouts or exercise routines are allowed, but classes offering physical therapy are considered medical services.

  • Classes teaching general information about nutrition are allowed, but classes offering a personalized diet recommendations or targeted nutrition advice to learners are considered medical services.

  • Classes offering information about mental health or non-medical symptom management strategies are allowed, but classes offering individual or group therapy targeted towards learners with diagnosed medical conditions, trauma, or grief are considered a medical service.  For example, classes offering techniques to handle day-to-day stress or anxiety are allowed, but classes offering therapeutic support specifically for learners suffering from chronic anxiety or anxiety disorders would be a medical service.  Social support groups, such as for military children or learners with other shared experience, are not usually considered a medical service but will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as a sensitive/experts only topic.


Safety hazards

Classes that present a higher risk for potential safety hazards will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Examples include, but are not limited to, classes on swimming, driving, or wilderness survival techniques.  For classes that are appropriate for the platform, we will require teachers to have a high level of professional training, expertise, or experience working with youth in the subject.  Additionally, we require teachers to provide extensive parental guidance information.


Pseudoscience and supernatural topics

For topics that may be considered pseudoscience or supernatural in nature, material should be presented from a scientific and secular perspective.  

Pseudoscience, supernatural, or paranormal topics can include any topics that are not agreed upon by a preponderance of experts, explanations for phenomena that are not well supported by research, or any topics that have their basis in folklore or superstition, but are not supported by the scientific community.  Example topics can include - but are not limited to - essential oil treatments, crystal healing, the law of attraction, ghosts, astrology, fortune-telling, or extraterrestrial beings.

Topics in these categories generally have a basis in history, culture, or speculation.  As such, they should not be presented as fact, but rather explored from a cultural or historical perspective.  Descriptions should make clear that the approach is based on mainstream science, culture, or history, rather than promoting these topics as scientific truth or as part of a supernatural worldview.  

Marginalized Groups

Marginalized groups of people include groups who have historically been overlooked or who have faced discrimination based on factors including, but not limited to, sex, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Fundoo Class believes that classes based on these groups and topics deserve equal treatment and, occasionally, special consideration. In order to ensure that Fundoo Class is not spreading false narratives nor reinforcing discrimination and prejudice, Fundoo Class has higher expectations and scrutiny for evaluating these classes and the teachers who lead them.  

Expectations for these classes:

  1. Teachers have a degree connected to the topic they are teaching or additional training/education related to the topic. 

  2. The sources used in class need to come from widely respected scholars/professionals in the field. 

  3. The Class Experience section of the class’s description will need to contain an explanation of any resources that deal with racism and discrimination and include how those will be handled.

Fundoo Class requires that content on Fundoo Class be objective.  Teaching the history and experiences of these marginalized groups leads to content being more objective: objectivity gives a more complete picture than has been traditionally told or studied.  To counter the traditional narrative, more focus may be given to these groups in some classes and there may be classes entirely devoted to these specific groups or their experiences.  Other perspectives must still be acknowledged so that the full story of the issue in question is taught.  


Some topics are so sensitive that they fall outside of Fundoo Class policies if they are role-played.  Each class listing that includes role-playing will be evaluated with higher scrutiny as follows:

Role-playing scenarios NOT allowed:

  1. Scenarios that have kids play oppressor/oppressed roles 

  2. Examples: prison guard/prisoner, plantation owner/slave, S.S. guard/Concentration Camp internee.

  3. Any group being depicted as superior or inferior

  4. Role-playing violence

  5. Role-playing marginalized groups in any way that is not empowering 

  6. Anything in bad taste or in violation of our class content policies or other Fundoo Class policies.

Role-play that will face higher scrutiny, but may be acceptable:

  1. Not acting, but taking perspectives of various groups to understand a complex problem.

  2. Example 1: Solving global warming and students taking the role of industries that emit carbon, environmental groups, government officials, citizens from different viewpoints.  

  3. Example 2: Students take the role of various cabinet members and advise the president regarding a historical decision.

  4. Kids simulate a process like an assembly line, passing a law, making financial decisions. mimic an artist’s craft, learning the Charleston, etc. 

  5. Trials, hypothetical or historical, will be considered based on the content. 


If you have any questions about a topic you would like to teach, please reach out to and we would be happy to help.