Content moderation

There are three levels of content moderation: None, Auto, and Manual. Organizations with student accounts will have an additional option in which only posts by student accounts are moderated. You can access these from your padlet's settings.

Moderation settings

None: All posts will be published instantly on the padlet without moderation.

Auto: Posts detected as inappropriate by our Safety Net AI moderation system will be flagged for approval. Posts deemed inappropriate will be blocked, and an email notification will be sent to the owner of the padlet. The owner can decide whether to accept or reject the post.

Manual - student only: All posts added by students are submitted for review. The owner and admins of the padlet will be able to see and approve submitted posts.

Manual - All: All posts are submitted for review. The owner and admins of the padlet will be able to see and approve submitted posts.

The student only option is only available for Classroom and Backpack plans.

The following languages are supported by auto moderation:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Italian
  • Turkish
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Dutch
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese
  • Romanian
  • Polish
  • Indonesian
  • Tagalog
  • Persian
  • Norweigian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian

Approval process

When a non-admin posts on a padlet with manual content moderation, their posts will look like this until approved.

This is what the padlet owner and admins will see.

Once you approve the posts, everyone will be able to see them.

If you don't want students to work collectively on a question, this is a good feature for you to use!


What kind of content will the auto feature flag?
Our auto-moderation is powered by Safety Net AI. It will block posts with content that contains bullying, violence, drugs, hate, self-harm, sex, weapons, profanity, and more.
If I use auto, are inappropriate posts guaranteed to be blocked?
No. Auto will not automatically block everything related to inappropriate subjects. We tried to tune our Safety Net AI so that it blocks everything genuinely unsuitable for school without limiting productive engagement. For example, Safety Net will not block any mention of drugs, but it will block text that explicitly promotes, advertises, or encourages drug use.
Why aren't my posts showing up?
If the padlet you're posting on has Moderation set to manual, the post will need to be approved by the padlet creator or an admin before publishing.

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