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Transcript of Anti-Bullying
Republic Act 10627
An Act Requiring All
Elementary and Secondary Schools
to Adopt Policies to Prevent and
Address the Acts of Bullying
in their Institutions
Anti-Bullying Act of 2013
DepEd Order No. 40, s 2012
DepEd Child Protection Policy
Policy and Guidelines
on Protecting Children in School
from Abuse, Violence, Exploitation, Discrimination, Bullying
and Other Forms of Abuse
Sec. 2. Acts of Bullying. - For purposes of this Act, "bullying" shall refer to any
severe or repeated use
one or more students
written, verbal or electronic expression
, or a
physical act or gesture
any combination thereof
directed at another student
or placing the latter in
reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm or damage to his property
creating a hostile environment at school for the other student
infringing on the rights of the other student at school
materially and substantially disrupting the education process or the
orderly operation of a school
; such as,
but not limited to, the following:
a. Any unwanted physical contact
between the bully and the victim like
inflicting school franks
fighting and the use
of available objects as weapons
Other Examples of BULLYING:
1) Any act that causes
damage to a
slanderous statement or
that causes a victim
undue emotional distress
a) directing foul language and
profanity at the target;
c) tormenting; and
d) commenting negatively on
victim's looks, clothes and body
or any bullying done through the
use of technology
Responsibilities of Schools
adopt policies which address the existence of
in their respective institutions.
2) These schools shall
provide students and their
parents or guardians a copy of the anti-bullying
being adopted by the school.
policies must also be included in the
school's student and/or employee handbook
conspicuously posted on the school
walls and website
Policies of Schools Provide for?
Show clearly what acts are prohibited.
Identify the range of disciplinary administrative actions that may be taken against a perpetrator for bullying or retaliation.
* The action shall be commensurate
to the nature and gravity of the
reporting, responding to and investigating reports of bullying or retaliation;
Establish clear procedures
and strategies for:
restoring a sense of safety for a victim and assessing the student's need for protection;
protecting from bullying or retaliation of a person who reports acts of bullying: and
providing counseling or referral to appropriate services for perpetrators, victims and appropriate family members of said students
1. Can bullying be done outside the school
2. If you report a bullying incident, are you
3. Can you report a bullying incident
4. Can the names of perpetrators be made
5. Victims of bullying will be rehabilitated,
will the perpetrators undergo the same?
6. Can students be penalized when they
knowingly make false accusations?
7. Are Anti-Bullying cases the sole
responsibility of the principal?
Answer the following questions
with YES or NO.
RA 10627 also prohibits bullying:
* at a location, activity, function or program
that is not school-related
* and through the use of technology or an
electronic device that is not owned, leased or
used by a school.
* if the act or acts in question:
1) create a hostile environment at school for
2) infringe on the rights of the victim at
3) materially and substantially disrupt the
education process or the orderly
operation of a school.
RA 10627 prohibits retaliation against a person:
* who reports bullying,
* who provides information during an investigation of bullying, or
* who is a witness to or has reliable information about bullying.
RA 10627 states however, that no disciplinary administrative action shall be taken against a perpetrator solely on the basis of an anonymous report.
RA 10627 states that in addition to disciplinary sanctions, a perpetrator of bullying or retaliation shall also be required to undergo a rehabilitation program which shall be administered by the institution concerned.
The parents of the said perpetrator shall be encouraged to join the rehabilitation program.
The names of students who committed acts of bullying or retaliation shall be strictly confidential and only made available to:
* the school administration;
* teachers directly responsible for the said
* parents or guardians of students who are or
have been victims of acts of bullying or
The school can subject a student who knowingly makes a false accusations of bullying to disciplinary action.
The school principal or any person who holds a comparable role shall be responsible for the implementation and oversight of policies intended to address bullying.
are not included
Steps To Consider
* Corporal Punishment
* Other Forms of Abuse
- refers to the
of a child whether
habitual or not,
which includes the following:
1) Psychological or
sexual abuse and
2) Any act or deeds
or words which
or demeans the
dignity of a child
as a human being.
3) Unreasonable deprivation of
the child's basic needs for
survival such as food and
4) Failure to immediately give
medical treatment to an
injured child resulting in
serious impairment of his or
her growth and development
or in the child's permanent
incapacity or death
(Section 3 (b) RA 7610)
VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED IN SCHOOLS
- refers to a single act or a series of acts committed by school administrators, academic and non-academic personnel against a child which result in or likely to result in physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering or other abuses including threats of such acts, battery, assault, coercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation of liberty
- refers to the use of children for someone else's advantage, gratification or profit resulting in an unjust, cruel and harmful treatment of the child.
1) Sexual exploitation, and
2) Economic exploitation
- refers to an act of exclusion, distinction, restriction or preference which is based on any ground such as age, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, being inflicted by AIDS, being pregnant, being a child in conflict with the law, beign a child with disability or other status or condition, and which has the pupose or affect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by all persons on an equal footing, of all rights and freedom.
- refers to a kind of punishment or penalty imposed for an alleged or actual offense, which is carried out or inflicted, for the purpose of discipline, training or control, by a teacher, school administrator, an adult, or any other child who has been given or has assumed authority or responsibility for punishment or discipline. It includes physical, humiliating or degrading punishment, including but not limited to the following:
BULLYING OR PEER ABUSE
- is committed when a student commits an act or a series of acts directed towards another student, or a series of single acts directed towards several students in a school setting or a place of learning, which results in physical and mental abuse, harassment, intimidation, or humiliation.
1st Offense - Reprimand
2nd Offense and subsequent time - suspension for not more than one (1) week (
this is after the offending child has received counseling or other interventions
* During the period of suspension, the offending child and the parents or guardians may be required to attend further seminars and counseling.
1. School Head
2. Guidance Counselor
3. Teacher's Club Rep
4. PTA Rep
5. SPG/SSG Rep
6. Community Rep