To align with University directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in person activities, events and programs involving children should be conducted virtually and in alternative formats until further notice. These changes will remain in effect until otherwise directed by University of Michigan leadership and public health officials. Please check here periodically for resources and updates to support virtual experiences that align with the Children on Campus policy.

Interacting with Children

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  • Employ the “Rule of 3’s”
    • Do not be alone with an individual minor. If one-on-one interaction is necessary, meet in open, well-illuminated spaces or rooms with windows observable by other authorized adults or program staff, unless the one-on-one interaction is expressly authorized by the program administrator or is being undertaken by a healthcare provider
  • Do not meet with minors outside established times for program activities. Any exceptions require written parental authorization and must include more than one authorized adult or program staff.
  • Do not engage in any abusive conduct of any kind toward, or in the presence of, a minor, including, but not limited to, verbal abuse, striking, hitting, punching, poking, spanking, or restraining
  • If restraint is necessary to protect a minor or minors from harm, you must
    document all incidents and disclose them to the program administrator and the minor’s parent/guardian