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
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.
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.
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.
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
Bullying and Cyberbullying incidents have seen significant increase, thanks to the reporting requirements of the anti-bullying law of 2013.
When being cyber bullied, there are practical ways to respond. But when the situation calls for it, don’t hesitate to get professional, legal and police assistance.