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Facts of Bullying Cases

Facts of Bullying Cases


Anti-Bullying Act of 2012
(H.N. 5496)

Presented By:Sto Tomas Police Station


Definition of terms
Bullying -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 any student that has effect of
actually causing or placing the latter in reasonable
fear of physical emotion harm or damage to his
property; creating hostile environment for other
student; infringing on the rights of the other student
at school; or materially and substantially disrupting
the education process or the orderly operation of a
school
Acts of Bullying
Any unwanted physical contact by the bully and
the victim(example: punching, pushing, kicking,
shoving, slapping, headlocks, tickling, fighting by
the use of weapons);
Any act that causes damage to a victim's
psyche/emotional well being;
Any slanderous statement or accusation that
causes the victim undue emotional distress like
directing foul language or profanity at the target,
name-calling, tormenting negatively on victim's
looks, clothes and body
Cyber-bullying or bullying done through the
useof technology or any electronic means.
Adoption of Anti-Bullying Policies
(all elementary and secondary schools
shall prohibit:)
Bullying on school grounds, property, adjacent
grounds, school buses or through electronic
devices owned by the school
Bullying at a location, activity, function or
program that is not school related and through
the use od technology that is not owned by the
schoo but creates hostile environment at school.
Retaliation against a person who reports
bullying
It is the Duty of the School to
establish procedures and strategies
for:
Reporting acts of bullying or retaliation
Responding promptly and to investigate reports
of bullying and retaliation
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,give info and act as witness
Providing counseling or referral to appropriate
services for perpetrators, victims and their
family
Other duties of the School:
Enable students to anonimously report bullying
or retaliation. Provided, however, no diciplinary
administrative action shll be taken against a
perpetrator solely on the basis of anoninous
report.
Subject a student who makes false accusation to
an administrative action.
Educate parents and guardians regarding the
anti-bullying policies of the school and how can
they support or reinforce such policies at home.
When bullying occurs the
principal/school administrator shall:
Notify the law enforcement agency if the school
principal believes that criminal charges under
Revised Penal Code may be pursued against
perpetrator
Take appropriate disciplinary administrative action
Notify the parents or guardians of the perpetrator
Notify the parents of the victim regarding the action
taken to prevent any further acts of bullying or
retaliation.
Final advise from Sto Tomas Police
Station