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Republic Act No.

10627
Anti-Bullying Act of 2013

PO3 Maria Fe T Umiten


WCPD/ATD/PWD PNCO
Ivisan Police Station
What is BULLYING?

•refers to any severe, or repeated use by one or


more students of a written, verbal or electronic
expression, or a physical act or gesture, or any
combination thereof, directed at another
student that has the effect of actually causing
or placing the latter in reasonable fear of
physical or emotional harm or damage to his
property;
•Bullying does not always happen
in person. Cyberbullying is a type
of bullying that happens online
or through text messages or
emails. It includes posting
rumors on sites like Facebook,
sharing embarrassing pictures or
videos, and making fake profiles
or websites.
FORMS OF BULLYING:
• Physical bullying
• Social (covert) bullying
• Cyber bullying
• Verbal/ Psychological Bullying
STATISTICS
The bullying statistics 2010
reveal that bullying is a crime that
is not going away anytime soon.
There are about 160,000 children
that miss school every day out of
fear of being bullied. Bullying
statistics 2010 also report an
increase in cyberbullying
activities.
Why Do Kids Bully?

•There is no one single cause of


bullying among children;
individual, family, peer, school,
and community factors can place a
child or youth at risk for bullying.
Victims of Bullying
Kids who are bullied have a hard
time standing up for themselves.
They think the kid who bullies them is
more powerful than they are.
Bullying can make them:

• Sad, lonely, or nervous


• Feel sick
• Have problems at school
• Bully other kids
EFFECTS OF BULLYING

•Low self-confidence
•Depression
•Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts
•Abnormal fears and worries
•Sleep disorders
Continuation….EFFECTS OF BULLYING

•Nervous habits
•Frequent crying
•Bed-wetting
•Poor appetite or digestive problems
•School problems
•Rage
The LONG TERM effects of bullying are:

•Psychological Post-Trauma disorders


•Self destructive behavior
•Alcohol or substance abuse may
result
Sect. 10 B(a) Immediate Responses of Bullying in School

1. The victim or anyone who witnesses or has personal


knowledge of a bullying incident or retaliation shall
immediately call the attention of any school
personnel.
2. The school personnel who was notified of a bullying
incident or retaliation shall intervene, by:
• i. Stopping the bullying or retaliation immediately;
• ii. Separating the students involved;
Cont. Immediate Responses of Bullying in School

• iii. Removing the victim or, in appropriate cases, the bully or


offending student, from the site;
• iv. Ensuring the victim’s safety, by:
• Determining and addressing the victim’s immediate safety
needs; and
• Ensuring medical attention, if needed, and securing a medical
certificate, in cases of physical injury.
• Bringing the bully to the Guidance Office or the designated
school personnel.
• v. Bringing the bully to the Guidance Office or the designated
school personnel.
What to do?
If being bullied or cyber bullied , here are the things that a victim
can do:

• tell an adult right away (the best thing to do)


• either stand up against the bully (if it’s safe) or to walk away from
the bully
• be with other kids. Loners are easy objects of bullies.
• tell your teachers or school authorities about the incident. Per
Dep Ed policy, both public and private schools are to set-up a CPC
(Child Protection Committee) to receive reports and handle cases
involving abuse and exploitation of kids.
• if social web was used for bullying, report it to the service
provider the alleged abusive behavior so they can act on it.
• ~ for Facebook, go
here: http://www.facebook.com/help/359033794168099/
• ~ for Twitter, go
here: https://support.twitter.com/groups/33-report-a-
violation/topics/122-reporting-violations/articles/15789-
how-to-report-violations
• also for cyber bullying, block the concerned hostile account
from accessing your social networking account(s)
• if applicable, change your email address and CP # or sim
card and gradually share it to the people you trust
• if necessary, have a vacation from your online activities
• Referral - The school head or the designated school
personnel shall notify the Women and Children’s
Protection Desk (WPCD) of the local PNP, if he believes
that appropriate criminal charges may be pursued
against the bully or offending student.
• Bullied/victim may seek professional help if needed to
recover from the trauma.
• move on