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
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.
Faith and fear are opposites but the same. The same because both sources their power from you– the confident expectation of your future or your belief of what will happen to you. But they are opposites because faith believes something good can happen in the future, while fear expects the opposite.