Best Buy Teen Tech Center

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is an interest-based learning environment for teens to experiment and master various new technologies with help from their peers and adult mentors. They can then share their work with other teens across the globe through The Clubhouse Network.

The center is equipped with technology and multimedia tools that can be used for music and video production, interactive programming, graphic design, and much more.

Best Buy Teen Tech Center Code of Conduct

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the New Orleans Public Library strives to provide a safe, comfortable atmosphere, in which members of the community may explore their own creativity. You are now asked to agree to the following:

All members are encouraged to explore their own creativity. I will help this happen by not doing anything to disrupt or discourage another's creative expression.
I know that the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the New Orleans Public Library is everyone's space. If I choose to play music or sound files, I will play it so that it does not disturb others. In addition, I will not play any music containing profanity. I will also adhere to the Clubhouse Internet Safety Guidelines so that no one in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center will be exposed to inappropriate material and/or people who wish to misuse the Internet (the Internet Safety Guidelines are included here).
In an attempt to make everyone feel comfortable in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, I will not use profanity and/or discriminatory language. In addition, I will not use language that purposefully offends another member.
In an effort to ensure the safety of everyone in the community, I will not steal, pirate software, or engage in any other illegal activity, including possession and/or use of narcotics or weapons.
I realize that the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the New Orleans Public Library is limited in resources and we are lucky to have all the equipment that we have. I will do my best to respect the space. I will not purposefully destroy or vandalize any property of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center or of another community member. I will also help to keep the Best Buy Teen Tech Center clean by picking up after myself. The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the New Orleans Public Library is filled with different kinds of people from various backgrounds. I will help create a feeling of community by respecting everyone I come in contact with and treating them how I would want to be treated. Both physical and verbal fighting will not be tolerated. If I have a problem I cannot solve peacefully myself, I will talk to a staff member and allow them to handle it.

If the code of conduct is broken, I will be subject to the following disciplinary action:
● For a minor infraction (cursing under my breath, rough-housing, not following staff instructions, etc.), I will be warned by a member of the staff. If I get warned three times in one day, I will be asked to leave and be suspended for one day. If this behavior becomes habitual, the staff will take appropriate action.
● For a major infraction (getting into a verbal altercation, vandalism, verbal abuse of another member, etc.), I will be asked to leave and be suspended for one week. If this behavior becomes habitual, the staff will take appropriate action.
● For engaging in physical violence and/or illegal activity -- as mentioned in number 4 -- in or near the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, I will forfeit my membership.

If you violate the Code of Conduct and are subject to suspension, a member of the staff will sit down and discuss the situation with you before any disciplinary action is taken. You will be given an opportunity to explain your actions and advocate on your own behalf.

I have read, understand, and agree to adhere to this Code of Conduct.

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