Community Guidelines

Upepo is an online community for playful, project-based learning. With a large library of hands-on projects combined with an engaging community of kids. We need your help to make Upepo a place where all kids feel safe, welcome, and inspired to learn hands-on!

How it works


1. Watch a project video and get inspired.
2.Work on building that project or something that you love.
3.Take a video of it and share it in the Upepo App
4.Once our community moderator sees it and approves the content it will go live on the app.

  • No post goes live without our community moderators approving it.
  • If the post is not approved we’ll let you know and you can adjust and try again!
  • 5. Share it with your friends and family and show off your talent!
    When you sign up for Upepo, you agree to honor the following Guidelines:

    Build great projects and play!
  • Share what you’re making Your posts should be relevant to what you’re learning and making on Upepo. Pictures or videos unrelated to Upepo may be removed to keep the community focused on creative awesomeness.
  • Seek achievement, not attention. Focus on your projects, not on popularity. It’s great to ask for feedback from other Upepo kids, but incessantly asking for attention (like requests for followers/likes or announcements about quitting) is not cool.

  • Share what you build; Original is Important
  • Be yourself. Your Upepo portfolio should be all about you and the unique things you’re making and learning. Accounts shouldn’t be shared by multiple people.
  • No copying. Upepo is a place to show off the things you’ve made yourself. Don’t post or take credit for images you found online or in another Upepo Kid’s portfolio. Always ask for permission before borrowing or referencing something that someone else made, and be sure to give them credit in the comments.

  • Be safe: Keep your personal information private and never ask others to reveal theirs
  • Keep personal stuff secret. Never post your full name, home address, phone number, email address, where you go to school, links to your other social media accounts, gamer tags, or any other identifying info online. Also, remember that your parents have access to everything you share on Upepo!
  • Respect others’ privacy. Everybody has unique preferences about their online safety. Avoid asking other Upepo Kids for their personal info and always get someone’s permission before posting their face, name, or any other identifying info online.
  • Choose a unique nickname. Be sure to choose a nickname that doesn’t disclose any personal info. If you need to change your nickname to protect your privacy, let us know!
  • Avoid money transactions. Upepo is not a place for kids to buy or sell things. To avoid scams and safety concerns, never ask for or give out info related to money exchanges (like credit card numbers).
  • When in doubt, report. If someone on Upepo asks you for your personal info, always say NO. If they persist, or if you ever feel unsafe on Upepo, report the user to Upepo moderators and tell your parents or a trusted adult.

  • Be friendly: Show kindness to all Upepo Kids
  • Embrace others’ differences. Upepo welcomes kids of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, body types, gender identities, sexual orientations, and education types. Unfriendly language, discrimination, or threats based on these or any other identities are never ok.
  • Include everyone. Upepo is a great place to meet other kids whose lives are different from your own. Be kind and inclusive when sharing your beliefs or responding to others sharing theirs. Posts that aim to criticize, convert, or otherwise devalue others’ beliefs or identities are not allowed.

  • Be helpful: Share tips and encouragement with other Upepo Kids (and be patient with them while they learn)
  • Support others’ growth. Upepo is a place to learn and grow. Constructive criticism is allowed and encouraged, but straight-up negativity is not. When commenting on others’ projects, say something you like about it and offer suggestions! If you don’t have anything helpful to contribute to a project, you probably don’t need to comment on it.
  • Help others learn. Whenever possible, include details about how you did something! This makes it easier for other Upepo Kids to learn from you. Remember: other Upepo Kids may be younger, may have less experience posting online, may learn differently, or may speak a different language than you. Be polite and patient when helping others, even if they annoy you or ask questions that may seem obvious.

  • Be respectful: Share projects and comments that are appropriate for everyone, including younger Upepo Kids
  • Keep language clean. Profanity (AKA “swear” or “bad” or “cuss” words) is not allowed. Videos, photos or comments that include profanity will be removed.
  • Stay age-appropriate. To keep Upepo suitable for kids of all ages (17 and under), posts that include, refer to or link to mature content (including written descriptions, images, audio, or videos) are not allowed. This includes but is not limited to:
     1. Use of drugs, alcohol, or other age-restricted/illegal substances
     2. Suggestive or explicit romantic content
     3. Sensitive personal topics like self-harm or depression
     4. Excessive gore, violent imagery, or violent weapons
     5. Shocking events like natural/manmade disasters or tragedies
  • Keep things covered. Wear appropriate clothing when documenting your projects (no swimsuits or leotards, please!). Photos or videos that show you or other people partially-clothed are not allowed.
  • Look for friends, not crushes. Upepo is a safe place to learn and make creative projects, not a place to look for romantic partners (“flirt”), or discuss your IRL crushes. Avoid commenting on others’ appearances or asking for relationships on/through Upepo.
  • Use English. We think non-English languages are totally awesome, but our mods aren’t all multilingual. Until the mods learn more languages (hurry up, mods!), English is the only language allowed on Upepo (unless you’re posting to a “language” challenge, like “say hello in another language”).

  • Be a role model: Show good judgement, stay positive and be an awesome digital citizen
  • Keep it positive. Upepo is a great place to express yourself. However, some types of expression aren’t suitable for all ages and should be avoided on Upepo. Please don’t put yourself down (e.g. “I hate this,” “I’m no good at this”) or encourage mean or non-constructive criticism from other Upepo Kids.
  • Take the high road. Don’t respond to negativity with more negativity. If you see something on Upepo that goes against our community guidelines, report it so the mods can handle it. Don’t jump in, yourself.

  • Most violations of the Guidelines are judged on a case-by-case basis, and we do our best to enforce them consistently and fairly. Violations will result in:

  • Written warnings: Minor violations of the Upepo Guidelines commonly result in a written warning to Upepo Kids via a comment from a mod, or an email to parents.
  • Post removal: If a post contains content that’s not in alignment with the Upepo Guidelines, mods may permanently remove it.
  • Temporary suspension: Repeated or serious violations may result in account suspensions, which remove all of a Upepo Kid’s posting and commenting privileges. Suspensions are often temporary until the mod team, the Upepo Kid, and their parents can resolve the issue privately via email or phone.
  • Permanent suspension: Mods may permanently and immediately suspend accounts that repeatedly violate the Upepo Guidelines or put the safety of the community at risk. In these cases, the Upepo Kid’s posting and commenting privileges will be revoked, but they will retain access to their existing portfolio of projects.
  • Banning: Mods reserve the right to permanently and immediately ban accounts that put the safety of the community at risk. Banning removes the Upepo Kid’s account completely from the platform.

  • We appreciate Upepo Kids who follow these guidelines and who inspire each other to learn and take risks. You are the ones creating this lovely community! Note: We loved the community guideline section over at https://docs.diy.org/guidelines and have used some of their content. For all disputes please writehello@upepo.inawe seek to help you resolve it.