Cyber wellness education is what will bind parents and academic institutions towards a common goal to raise responsible citizens, both online and offline.
We cannot afford protection to persons if they themselves did nothing to place the matter within the confines of their private zone- SC Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr.
With the potential of big data and the benefits it can bring, are we willing to surrender our privacy?
When facing an office bully, you need to hold your fire, until you have evaluated your situation, profiled your aggressor and covered your bases
Catch and listen to the advocates- award winning and sought after speakers on cyber wellness, web safety and bullying prevention, as they share practical tips to raise kids in the digital era, and prevent bullying.
Social Engineering (SE) is one of the favorite schemes of cyber criminals to con people. It is the art of human manipulation. If employees are not given proper training about SE , companies will fall to cybercrime. Likewise, if parents are unaware, they and the kids will be victims of negative experience, if not cybercrime.
The National Youth Convention is one of STI’s student program being held annually since 1995.
Due to popular demand and for reference purposes, the following are the videos we used on Bullying and Cyber Abuse Prevention at the recently concluded 19th STI National Youth Convention
Per RA 10627, bullying includes social bullying and gender-based bullying. Cyberbullying includes texting, email, IMs/Chats, the internet, social media & online games
Any severe or repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal, electronic expression, physical act or any combination, directed at another student.
While the bullying law is a step towards the right direction, new law(s) are needed to address the intertwined and complex issues of bullying and cyberbullying in the Philippines.
Though the term “social good” has not caught media attention then, we are doing our part by advocating social computing for social good . We reached-out to parents first and taught them how to keep kids safe online. It has since evolved to include responsible social computing, data privacy and bullying/cyber bullying prevention.
With RA 10627, parents, guardians, students and members of the academe, can now collectively address the problem on bullying.
One of the programs school administrators should consider is cyberbullying prevention, ethics and cyberwellness.
Schools and companies, should have a bullying and social web policy, and a restoration program. This will address the administrative discipline of the perpetrator and counselling of the victim.
It is our belief that by proper education, that is levelling-up online intelligence, is the primary defense against cyber abuses.
As technology evolves, so are the different ways to bully another person. These are the different forms of cyber bullying in the Philippines
We conducted an informal survey to get a grasp of the Philippine bullying situation. Here’s the cyberbullying statistics for your reference