A decade after I flagged online bullying, some laws where passed to address the problem. But the challenge remain as online abuse is still prevalent
A divisive election campaign… A tight VP race… Passionate supporters… Vicious words.
Cyber Wellness is the positive use of the social web and mobile apps.
More boys are on the receiving end of sexual violence against children in PH, surprised?
Awards will not hamper our resolve to educate the public of the proactive use of social web to reduce cyberbullying and other online abuses.
Bullying cases in elementary and high school of both private and public schools on 2014 rose by 21% or a total of 6,363 cases, compare w/ the 5,236 on 2013.
Internet freedom w/o the right framework (a Cyber Wellness program) can lead to either abusive behavior or a recipient of cyber abuse – @ASKSonnie
Free speech (art. 19) can violate a human right, because abuses can infringe on the right to privacy (art. 12) and makes us remiss of our responsibility (art. 29)
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.
The National Youth Convention is one of STI’s student program being held annually since 1995.
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.
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
Cyberbullying as indicated in the IRR of RA 10627, includes texting, email, instant messaging, chatting, internet, social media and online games