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ByBy : IDA F. CABANTAN: IDA F. CABANTAN
Chief, Administrative OfficerChief, Administrative Officer
DepED Region VIIDepED Region VII
DepEDDepED
CHILD PROTECTIONCHILD PROTECTION
POLICYPOLICY
DepED SURVEYDepED SURVEY
50%50% students said they have experienced corporalstudents said they have experienced corporal
abuse in schoolabuse in school
74 %74 % victims of bullyingvictims of bullying
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August 2010 to May 2012,a total of 112 cases of childAugust 2010 to May 2012,a total of 112 cases of child
abuse and related complaints have been referred toabuse and related complaints have been referred to
DepED Central Office.DepED Central Office.
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NCR RegionNCR Region -- 5959
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Region IV-ARegion IV-A -- 2222
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Region VIIRegion VII -- 55
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Regions I,III,IXRegions I,III,IX -- 44
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Region IVRegion IV -- 33
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Region XIIRegion XII -- 22
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CAR,VI,X,XI,XIIICAR,VI,X,XI,XIII -- 11
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Region VRegion V -- no complaintno complaint
DepED Order No. 40, s. 2012DepED Order No. 40, s. 2012
““POLICY AND GUIDELINES ON PROTECTINGPOLICY AND GUIDELINES ON PROTECTING
CHILDREN IN SCHOOL FROM ABUSE, VIOLENCE,CHILDREN IN SCHOOL FROM ABUSE, VIOLENCE,
EXPLOITATION, DISCRIMINATION, BULLYING ANDEXPLOITATION, DISCRIMINATION, BULLYING AND
OTHER FORMS OF ABUSE”OTHER FORMS OF ABUSE”
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
The policy aim to protect the child from all forms of
violence that may be inflicted by adults, persons in
authority as well as their fellow students, including
bullying.
To provide special protection to children who are
gravely threatened or endangered by circumstances
which affect their normal development and over
which they have no control, and to assist the
concerned agencies in their rehabilitation.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
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To ensure that such special protection from allTo ensure that such special protection from all
forms of abuse and exploitation and care as isforms of abuse and exploitation and care as is
necessary for the child's well-being, taking intonecessary for the child's well-being, taking into
account the primary rights and duties of parents,account the primary rights and duties of parents,
legal guardians, or other individuals who arelegal guardians, or other individuals who are
legally responsible and exercise custody over thelegally responsible and exercise custody over the
child.child.
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Zero tolerance for any act of child abuse,Zero tolerance for any act of child abuse,
exploitation, violence, discrimination, bullying andexploitation, violence, discrimination, bullying and
other forms of abuse.other forms of abuse.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
The policy guidelines have listed down the specificThe policy guidelines have listed down the specific
acts that constitute child abuse and violence whichacts that constitute child abuse and violence which
public and private schools cases used as a guide inpublic and private schools cases used as a guide in
addressing this social problem.addressing this social problem.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
SectionSection 3 (2) Article XV of the 1987 Constitution3 (2) Article XV of the 1987 Constitution
* the state shall defend the right of children to* the state shall defend the right of children to
assistance, including proper care and nutrition, andassistance, including proper care and nutrition, and
special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse,special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse,
cruelty, exploitation and other conditions prejudicialcruelty, exploitation and other conditions prejudicial
to their developmentto their development..
Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
* aims to protect children from all forms of physical or* aims to protect children from all forms of physical or
mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligentmental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent
treatment maltreatment and exploitation, includingtreatment maltreatment and exploitation, including
sexual abuse.sexual abuse.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
CHILDCHILD
–– refers to any person below eighteen (18) years ofrefers to any person below eighteen (18) years of
age or those over but are unable to fully take care ofage or those over but are unable to fully take care of
themselves or protect themselves from abuse,themselves or protect themselves from abuse,
neglect, cruelty, exploitation or discrimination ofneglect, cruelty, exploitation or discrimination of
physical or mental disability or condition (RA 7610).physical or mental disability or condition (RA 7610).
-- includes pupils or students who may be eighteen-- includes pupils or students who may be eighteen
(18) years of age or older but are in school.(18) years of age or older but are in school.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
CHILDREN IN SCHOOLCHILDREN IN SCHOOL
-- refers to bonafide pupils, students or learners who-- refers to bonafide pupils, students or learners who
are enrolled in the basic education system, whetherare enrolled in the basic education system, whether
regular, irregular, transferee or repeater, includingregular, irregular, transferee or repeater, including
those who have been temporarily out of school,those who have been temporarily out of school,
who are in the school or learning centers premiseswho are in the school or learning centers premises
or participating in school sanctioned activities.or participating in school sanctioned activities.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
PUPIL, STUDENT OR LEARNERPUPIL, STUDENT OR LEARNER
-- means a child who regularly attends classes in any-- means a child who regularly attends classes in any
level of the basic education system, under thelevel of the basic education system, under the
supervision of a teacher or facilitator.supervision of a teacher or facilitator.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
PROHIBITED ACTS :PROHIBITED ACTS :
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AbuseAbuse
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ViolenceViolence
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ExploitationExploitation
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DiscriminationDiscrimination
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Corporal PunishmentCorporal Punishment
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BullyingBullying
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Other Forms of AbuseOther Forms of Abuse
PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT :
CHILD ABUSECHILD ABUSE – refers to the maltreatment of a child– refers to the maltreatment of a child
whether habitual or not, which includes thewhether habitual or not, which includes the
following :following :
1) Psychological or physical abuse, neglect, cruelty,1) Psychological or physical abuse, neglect, cruelty,
sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment.sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment.
2) Any act or deeds or words which debases,2) Any act or deeds or words which debases,
degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth dignity of adegrades or demeans the intrinsic worth dignity of a
child as a human being.child as a human being.
PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT :
CHILD ABUSECHILD ABUSE
3) Unreasonable deprivation of the child's basic3) Unreasonable deprivation of the child's basic
needs for survival such as food and shelter; orneeds for survival such as food and shelter; or
4) Failure to immediately give medical treatment to4) Failure to immediately give medical treatment to
an injured child resulting in serious impairment of hisan injured child resulting in serious impairment of his
or her growth and development or in the child'sor her growth and development or in the child's
permanent in capacity or death.permanent in capacity or death.
(section 3 (b) RA 7610)(section 3 (b) RA 7610)
PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT :
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHILDRENDISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHILDREN
- refers to an act of exclusion, distinction, restriction- refers to an act of exclusion, distinction, restriction
or preference which is based on any ground such asor preference which is based on any ground such as
age, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation and genderage, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation and gender
identity, language, religion, political or otheridentity, language, religion, political or other
opinion, national or social origin, property, birth,opinion, national or social origin, property, birth,
being inflicted by AIDS, being pregnant, being a childbeing inflicted by AIDS, being pregnant, being a child
in conflict with the law, being a child with disabilityin conflict with the law, being a child with disability
or other status or condition, and which has theor other status or condition, and which has the
purpose or affect of nullifying or impairing thepurpose or affect of nullifying or impairing the
recognition, enjoyment or exercise by all persons onrecognition, enjoyment or exercise by all persons on
an equal footing, of all rigths and freedom.an equal footing, of all rigths and freedom.
PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT :
CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT
- Refers to a kind of punishment or penalty- Refers to a kind of punishment or penalty
imposed for an alleged or actual offense, which isimposed for an alleged or actual offense, which is
carried out or inflicted, for the purpose ofcarried out or inflicted, for the purpose of
discipline, training or control, by a teacher, schooldiscipline, training or control, by a teacher, school
administrator, an adult, or any other child whoadministrator, an adult, or any other child who
has been given or has assumed authority orhas been given or has assumed authority or
responsibility for punishment or discipline. Itresponsibility for punishment or discipline. It
includes physical, humiliating or degradingincludes physical, humiliating or degrading
punishment, including but not limited to thepunishment, including but not limited to the
following :following :
CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT
1)Blows such as, but not limited to, beating, kicking,1)Blows such as, but not limited to, beating, kicking,
hitting, slapping, or lashing, of any part of ahitting, slapping, or lashing, of any part of a
child’s body, with or without the use of anchild’s body, with or without the use of an
instrument such as, but not limited to a cane,instrument such as, but not limited to a cane,
broom, stick, whip or belt;broom, stick, whip or belt;
2) Striking of a child’s face or head, such being2) Striking of a child’s face or head, such being
declared as a “no contract zone”;declared as a “no contract zone”;
3) Pulling hair, shaking, twisting joints, cutting or3) Pulling hair, shaking, twisting joints, cutting or
piercing skin, dragging, pushing or throwing of apiercing skin, dragging, pushing or throwing of a
child;child;
CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT
4) Forcing a child to perform physically painful or4) Forcing a child to perform physically painful or
damaging acts such as, but not limited to, holdingdamaging acts such as, but not limited to, holding
a weight or weights for an extended period anda weight or weights for an extended period and
kneeling on stones, salt, pebbles or other objects;kneeling on stones, salt, pebbles or other objects;
5) Deprivation of a child’s physical needs as a form5) Deprivation of a child’s physical needs as a form
of punishment;of punishment;
6) Deliberate exposure to fire, ice water, smoke,6) Deliberate exposure to fire, ice water, smoke,
sunlight, rain, pepper, alcohol, or forcing the childsunlight, rain, pepper, alcohol, or forcing the child
to swallow substances, dangerous chemicals, andto swallow substances, dangerous chemicals, and
other materials that can cause discomfort orother materials that can cause discomfort or
threaten the child’s health, safety and sense ofthreaten the child’s health, safety and sense of
security such as, but not limited to insecticides,security such as, but not limited to insecticides,
excrement or urine;
CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT
7) Tying up a child;7) Tying up a child;
8) Confinement, imprisonment or depriving the8) Confinement, imprisonment or depriving the
liberty of a child;liberty of a child;
9) Verbal abuse or assaults, including intimidation or9) Verbal abuse or assaults, including intimidation or
threat of bodily harm, swearing or cursing,threat of bodily harm, swearing or cursing,
ridiculing or denigrating the child;ridiculing or denigrating the child;
10) Forcing a child to swear a sign, to undress or10) Forcing a child to swear a sign, to undress or
disrobe, or put on anything that will make a childdisrobe, or put on anything that will make a child
look or feel foolish, which belittles or humiliateslook or feel foolish, which belittles or humiliates
the child in front of others;the child in front of others;
CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT
11) Permanent confiscation of personal property of11) Permanent confiscation of personal property of
pupils, students or learners, except when suchpupils, students or learners, except when such
pieces of property pose a danger to the child or topieces of property pose a danger to the child or to
others, andothers, and
12) Other analogous acts.12) Other analogous acts.
PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT :
CHILD EXPLOITATIONCHILD EXPLOITATION – refers to the use of children– refers to the use of children
for someone else's advantage, gratification or profitfor someone else's advantage, gratification or profit
resulting in an unjust, cruel and harmful treatmentresulting in an unjust, cruel and harmful treatment
of the child.of the child.
Two forms :Two forms :
1) Sexual exploitation – abuse of position of1) Sexual exploitation – abuse of position of
vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexualvulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual
purposes.purposes.
2)Economic exploitation – use of the child in work or2)Economic exploitation – use of the child in work or
other activities for the benefit of others.other activities for the benefit of others.
PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT :
VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED INVIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED IN
SCHOOLSSCHOOLS – refers to a single act or a series of acts– refers to a single act or a series of acts
committed by school administrators, academic andcommitted by school administrators, academic and
non-academic personnel against a child which resultnon-academic personnel against a child which result
in or is likely to result in physical, sexual,in or is likely to result in physical, sexual,
psychological harm or suffering or other abusespsychological harm or suffering or other abuses
including threats of such acts, battery, assault,including threats of such acts, battery, assault,
coercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation ofcoercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation of
liberty. It includes, but is not limited to the followingliberty. It includes, but is not limited to the following
acts :acts :
PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT :
VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED INVIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED IN
SCHSSCHS
1)1)Physical violencePhysical violence - bodily or physical harm. It- bodily or physical harm. It
includes assigning tasks which are hazardous to theirincludes assigning tasks which are hazardous to their
physical well-being.physical well-being.
2)2) Sexual violenceSexual violence – acts that sexual in nature. It– acts that sexual in nature. It
includes, but not limited to : rape, sexualincludes, but not limited to : rape, sexual
harassment, forcing the child to watch obsence orharassment, forcing the child to watch obsence or
indicent shows, forcing the child to engage in sexualindicent shows, forcing the child to engage in sexual
activity.activity.
PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT :
VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED INVIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED IN
SCHOOLSSCHOOLS
3)3) Psychological violencePsychological violence – acts or omissions causing– acts or omissions causing
or likely to cause mental or emotional suffering ofor likely to cause mental or emotional suffering of
the child.the child.
4)4) Other acts of violenceOther acts of violence of a physical, sexual orof a physical, sexual or
psychological nature that are prejudicial to the bestpsychological nature that are prejudicial to the best
interest of the child.interest of the child.
PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT :
BULLYING OR PEER ABUSEBULLYING OR PEER ABUSE – is committed when a– is committed when a
student commits an act or a series of acts directedstudent commits an act or a series of acts directed
towards another student, or a series of single actstowards another student, or a series of single acts
directed towards several students in a school settingdirected towards several students in a school setting
or a place of learning, which results in physical andor a place of learning, which results in physical and
mental abuse, harassment, intimidation, ormental abuse, harassment, intimidation, or
humiliation.humiliation.
BULLYINGBULLYING
a) Threats to inflict a wrong upon a person, honor ora) Threats to inflict a wrong upon a person, honor or
property of the person or on his or her family;property of the person or on his or her family;
b) Stalking or constantly following or pursuing ab) Stalking or constantly following or pursuing a
person in his or her daily activities, with unwantedperson in his or her daily activities, with unwanted
and obsessive attention;and obsessive attention;
c) Taking of property;c) Taking of property;
d) Public humiliation, or public and maliciousd) Public humiliation, or public and malicious
imputation of a crime or of a vice or defect, whetherimputation of a crime or of a vice or defect, whether
real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition,real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition,
status, or circumstance tending to cause dishonor,status, or circumstance tending to cause dishonor,
discredit or expose a person to contempt;discredit or expose a person to contempt;
BULLYINGBULLYING
e) Deliberate destruction or defacement of, ore) Deliberate destruction or defacement of, or
damage to the child's property;damage to the child's property;
f) Physical violence committed upon a student,f) Physical violence committed upon a student,
which may or may not result to harm or injury, withwhich may or may not result to harm or injury, with
or without the act of weapon. Such violence may beor without the act of weapon. Such violence may be
in the form of mauling, hitting, punching, kicking,in the form of mauling, hitting, punching, kicking,
throwing things at the student, pinching, spanking,throwing things at the student, pinching, spanking,
or other similar acts;or other similar acts;
g) Demanding or requiring sexual or monetaryg) Demanding or requiring sexual or monetary
favors or exacting money or property from a pupil orfavors or exacting money or property from a pupil or
student; andstudent; and
h) Restraining the liberty and freedom of a pupil orh) Restraining the liberty and freedom of a pupil or
student.student.
CYBER-BULYINGCYBER-BULYING
--- is any conduct which results to harassment,--- is any conduct which results to harassment,
intimidation, or humiliation, through electronicintimidation, or humiliation, through electronic
means or other technology, such as, but not limitedmeans or other technology, such as, but not limited
to texting, email, instant messaging, chatting,to texting, email, instant messaging, chatting,
internet, social networking websites or otherinternet, social networking websites or other
platforms or formats.platforms or formats.
PROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYINGPROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYING
INCIDENTS IN SCHOOLSINCIDENTS IN SCHOOLS
* it shall be acted upon by the School Head who shall* it shall be acted upon by the School Head who shall
inform the parents or guardians of the victim andinform the parents or guardians of the victim and
offending child;offending child;
* the incident will be referred to the Child Protection* the incident will be referred to the Child Protection
Committee for counseling and other intervention.Committee for counseling and other intervention.
* If warranted, penalties may be imposed by the* If warranted, penalties may be imposed by the
School Head.School Head.
PROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYINGPROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYING
INCIDENTS IN SCHOOLSINCIDENTS IN SCHOOLS
Penalties :Penalties :
11stst
OffenseOffense -- reprimandreprimand
22ndnd
offense and subsequentoffense and subsequent
timetime -- suspension for notsuspension for not
more than one (1)more than one (1) weekweek (this is after the(this is after the
offending child has received counseling oroffending child has received counseling or
other interventions)other interventions)
* during the period of suspension, the offending* during the period of suspension, the offending
child and the parents or guardians may be requiredchild and the parents or guardians may be required
to attend further seminars and counseling.to attend further seminars and counseling.
PROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYINGPROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYING
INCIDENTS IN SCHOOLSINCIDENTS IN SCHOOLS
In all cases where the imposable penalty on the offendingIn all cases where the imposable penalty on the offending
child is suspension, exclusion or expulsion, the followingchild is suspension, exclusion or expulsion, the following
minimum requirements of due process shall be compliedminimum requirements of due process shall be complied
with :with :
1)1) The child and the parents or guardians must be informed ofThe child and the parents or guardians must be informed of
the complaint in writing;the complaint in writing;
2) The child shall be given the opportunity to answer the2) The child shall be given the opportunity to answer the
complaint in writing, with the assistance of the parents orcomplaint in writing, with the assistance of the parents or
guardians;guardians;
3) The decision of the school head must be writing, stating the3) The decision of the school head must be writing, stating the
facts and the reasons for the decisions;facts and the reasons for the decisions;
4) The decision of the school head may be appealed as provided4) The decision of the school head may be appealed as provided
in existing rules of the Department.in existing rules of the Department.
Bullying that results in serious physical injuriesBullying that results in serious physical injuries
or deathor death
If the bullying or peer abuse resulted in seriousIf the bullying or peer abuse resulted in serious
physical injuries or death, whenever appropriate, thephysical injuries or death, whenever appropriate, the
case shall be dealth with in accordance with thecase shall be dealth with in accordance with the
provisions of Republic Act No. 7610 and itsprovisions of Republic Act No. 7610 and its
Implementing Rules and Regulations.Implementing Rules and Regulations.
IMPLEMENTATION OF NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF NON-
DISCIPLINARY MEASURESDISCIPLINARY MEASURES
Depending on the gravity of the bullying committedDepending on the gravity of the bullying committed
by any pupil, student or learner, the school mayby any pupil, student or learner, the school may
impose other non-disciplinary measures.impose other non-disciplinary measures.
HOUSE BILL No. 5496HOUSE BILL No. 5496
“Anti-Bullying Act of 2012”“Anti-Bullying Act of 2012”
Approved in the Senate and House ofApproved in the Senate and House of
Representatives on June 7, 2013Representatives on June 7, 2013
* It empowers the DepED to penalize schools that* It empowers the DepED to penalize schools that
do not stop bullying or sanction bullies.do not stop bullying or sanction bullies.
* Authorize schools to impose sanctions on student* Authorize schools to impose sanctions on student
bullies.bullies.
HOUSE BILL No. 5496HOUSE BILL No. 5496
“Anti-Bullying Act of 2012”“Anti-Bullying Act of 2012”
All elementary and high schools would be requiredAll elementary and high schools would be required
to adopt anti-bullying policies and sanctions, whichto adopt anti-bullying policies and sanctions, which
would apply to prohibited acts committed withinwould apply to prohibited acts committed within
their campuses at school sponsored activities,their campuses at school sponsored activities,
whether done on or off school grounds, school buswhether done on or off school grounds, school bus
stops, school buses, or other properties owned orstops, school buses, or other properties owned or
leased by the school.leased by the school.
HOUSE BILL No. 5496HOUSE BILL No. 5496
“Anti-Bullying Act of 2012”“Anti-Bullying Act of 2012”
* A bully would be required to undergo* A bully would be required to undergo
rehabilitation by the school, together with his or herrehabilitation by the school, together with his or her
parents.parents.
* Schools would maintain a public record of bullies* Schools would maintain a public record of bullies
and their offenses.and their offenses.
* The bill mandates the Secretary of Education to* The bill mandates the Secretary of Education to
issue the implementing rules and regulations.issue the implementing rules and regulations.
Authors : Senators Juan Edgardo Angara, AntonioAuthors : Senators Juan Edgardo Angara, Antonio
Trillanes IV, Meriam Santiago.Trillanes IV, Meriam Santiago.
House of Representatives : the late SalvadorHouse of Representatives : the late Salvador
Escudero IIIm Mitzi Cajayon, 3 part-list reps.Escudero IIIm Mitzi Cajayon, 3 part-list reps.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
POSITIVE AND NON-VIOLENT DISCIPLINE OFPOSITIVE AND NON-VIOLENT DISCIPLINE OF
CHILDRENCHILDREN
- is a way of thinking and a holistic, constructive and- is a way of thinking and a holistic, constructive and
pro-active approach to teaching that helps childrenpro-active approach to teaching that helps children
develop appropriate thinking and behavior in thedevelop appropriate thinking and behavior in the
short and long-term and fosters self-discipline. It isshort and long-term and fosters self-discipline. It is
based on the fundamental principle that childrenbased on the fundamental principle that children
begins with setting the long-term goals or impactsbegins with setting the long-term goals or impacts
that teachers want to have on their students' adultthat teachers want to have on their students' adult
lives, and using everyday situations and challengeslives, and using everyday situations and challenges
to teach life-long skills and values to students.to teach life-long skills and values to students.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
* Central Office* Central Office
* Regional Office* Regional Office
* Division Office* Division Office
* School* School
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Central OfficeCentral Office
* Develop policy and guidelines for the prevention of* Develop policy and guidelines for the prevention of
violence against children in schools and make theseviolence against children in schools and make these
available to all schools;available to all schools;
* Conduct a nationwide information dissemination;* Conduct a nationwide information dissemination;
* Devise programs, campaigns and activities;* Devise programs, campaigns and activities;
* Formulate a system of standard reporting of cases;* Formulate a system of standard reporting of cases;
* The Secretary exercise disciplinary jurisdiction* The Secretary exercise disciplinary jurisdiction
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Regional OfficeRegional Office
* Encourage and support advocacy campaigns;* Encourage and support advocacy campaigns;
* Consolidate reports on incidents and cases;* Consolidate reports on incidents and cases;
* Monitor and evaluate the implementation of CPC* Monitor and evaluate the implementation of CPC
* Exercise disciplinary jurisdiction* Exercise disciplinary jurisdiction
* Give recommendation to the Central Office* Give recommendation to the Central Office
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Division OfficeDivision Office
* Conduct information dissemination activities* Conduct information dissemination activities
* Organize and conduct capacity building activities* Organize and conduct capacity building activities
for the members of the Child Protection Committeefor the members of the Child Protection Committee
* Develop strategies to address the risk factors* Develop strategies to address the risk factors
* Consolidate reports* Consolidate reports
* Exercise disciplinary jurisdiction* Exercise disciplinary jurisdiction
* Give recommendations to the Regional Office* Give recommendations to the Regional Office
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
SchoolsSchools
All school heads shall have the following duties andAll school heads shall have the following duties and
responsibilities :responsibilities :
a) ensure the institution of effective child protectiona) ensure the institution of effective child protection
policies and procedures, and monitor compliancepolicies and procedures, and monitor compliance
thereof;thereof;
b) ensure that the school adopts a child protectionb) ensure that the school adopts a child protection
policy;policy;
c) organize and convene the Child Protectionc) organize and convene the Child Protection
Committee of the school;Committee of the school;
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
d) ensure that all pupils, students or learners, schoold) ensure that all pupils, students or learners, school
personnel, parents, guardians or custodians, andpersonnel, parents, guardians or custodians, and
visitors and guests are made aware of Childvisitors and guests are made aware of Child
Protection Policy;Protection Policy;
e) conduct capacity building activities for thee) conduct capacity building activities for the
members of the Child Protection Committee;members of the Child Protection Committee;
f) conduct disciplinary proceedings;f) conduct disciplinary proceedings;
g) maintain a record of all proceedings;g) maintain a record of all proceedings;
h) coordinate with the appropriate government andh) coordinate with the appropriate government and
non-governmental organizationsnon-governmental organizations
All public and private elementary and secondary schoolsAll public and private elementary and secondary schools
shall establish ashall establish a CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEECHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE ::
ChairpersonChairperson :: School Head/AdministratorSchool Head/Administrator
Vice-Chair :Vice-Chair : Guidance Counselor/TeacherGuidance Counselor/Teacher
Members : Rep. Of the Teachers as designated by theMembers : Rep. Of the Teachers as designated by the
Faculty ClubFaculty Club
Rep. Of the Parents as designated by the PTARep. Of the Parents as designated by the PTA
Rep. Of pupils, students and learners asRep. Of pupils, students and learners as
designated by the the Supreme Studentdesignated by the the Supreme Student
CouncilCouncil
Rep. From the Community as designated byRep. From the Community as designated by
the Punong Brgy., preferably a member of thethe Punong Brgy., preferably a member of the
Brgy.Brgy. Council for the Protection of ChildrenCouncil for the Protection of Children
CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEECHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE ::
a) draft a school child protection policy with a codea) draft a school child protection policy with a code
of conduct and a plan to ensure child protection andof conduct and a plan to ensure child protection and
safety, which shall be reviewed every 3 years;safety, which shall be reviewed every 3 years;
(template will be provided)(template will be provided)
b) initiate information dissemination programs andb) initiate information dissemination programs and
organize activities for the protection of childrenorganize activities for the protection of children
from abuse;from abuse;
c) develop and implement a school-based referralc) develop and implement a school-based referral
and monitoring system; (template will be provided)and monitoring system; (template will be provided)
CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE :CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE :
d) give assistance to parents or guardians, wheneverd) give assistance to parents or guardians, whenever
necessary;necessary;
e) coordinate closely with the PNP, DSWD, NGOse) coordinate closely with the PNP, DSWD, NGOs
and other non-governmental institutions;and other non-governmental institutions;
f) monitor implementation of positive measures andf) monitor implementation of positive measures and
effective procedures;effective procedures;
g) ensure that children's right to be heard areg) ensure that children's right to be heard are
respected and upheld in all matters and proceduresrespected and upheld in all matters and procedures
affecting their welfare.affecting their welfare.
RULES AND PROCEEDINGS IN HANDLING CHILDRULES AND PROCEEDINGS IN HANDLING CHILD
ABUSE, EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCE ANDABUSE, EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCE AND
DISCRIMINATION CASESDISCRIMINATION CASES
Private Schools :Private Schools :
Complaint against school personnel or officialComplaint against school personnel or official
A complaint for child abuse, violence, exploitation orA complaint for child abuse, violence, exploitation or
discrimination in a private school shall be filed withdiscrimination in a private school shall be filed with
the School Head/Chief Executive Officer and shall bethe School Head/Chief Executive Officer and shall be
acted upon pursuant to the school's rules ofacted upon pursuant to the school's rules of
procedures on administrative cases. The penaltyprocedures on administrative cases. The penalty
shall be that which is provided by the rules of theshall be that which is provided by the rules of the
school, subject to the requirements of due process.school, subject to the requirements of due process.
The administrative cases shall be without prejudiceThe administrative cases shall be without prejudice
to any civil or criminal cases that may be filed.to any civil or criminal cases that may be filed.
RULES AND PROCEEDINGS IN HANDLINGRULES AND PROCEEDINGS IN HANDLING
CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCECHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCE
AND DISCRIMINATION CASESAND DISCRIMINATION CASES
Public Schools :Public Schools :
The investigation shall be in accordance with theThe investigation shall be in accordance with the
Revised Rules of Procedure of the Department ofRevised Rules of Procedure of the Department of
Education.Education.
DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy
DUTIES OF PRIVATE SCHOOLSDUTIES OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Private Schools shall be responsible forPrivate Schools shall be responsible for
promulgating a school child protection policy,promulgating a school child protection policy,
including a policy on bullying, a protocol forincluding a policy on bullying, a protocol for
reporting and procedures for handling andreporting and procedures for handling and
management of cases, consistent with these policiesmanagement of cases, consistent with these policies
and guidelines.and guidelines.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
THANK YOUTHANK YOU
andand
GOD BLESS!!!GOD BLESS!!!
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Child protection policy

  • 1. ByBy : IDA F. CABANTAN: IDA F. CABANTAN Chief, Administrative OfficerChief, Administrative Officer DepED Region VIIDepED Region VII DepEDDepED CHILD PROTECTIONCHILD PROTECTION POLICYPOLICY
  • 2. DepED SURVEYDepED SURVEY 50%50% students said they have experienced corporalstudents said they have experienced corporal abuse in schoolabuse in school 74 %74 % victims of bullyingvictims of bullying
  • 3. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx August 2010 to May 2012,a total of 112 cases of childAugust 2010 to May 2012,a total of 112 cases of child abuse and related complaints have been referred toabuse and related complaints have been referred to DepED Central Office.DepED Central Office.  NCR RegionNCR Region -- 5959  Region IV-ARegion IV-A -- 2222  Region VIIRegion VII -- 55  Regions I,III,IXRegions I,III,IX -- 44  Region IVRegion IV -- 33  Region XIIRegion XII -- 22  CAR,VI,X,XI,XIIICAR,VI,X,XI,XIII -- 11  Region VRegion V -- no complaintno complaint
  • 4. DepED Order No. 40, s. 2012DepED Order No. 40, s. 2012 ““POLICY AND GUIDELINES ON PROTECTINGPOLICY AND GUIDELINES ON PROTECTING CHILDREN IN SCHOOL FROM ABUSE, VIOLENCE,CHILDREN IN SCHOOL FROM ABUSE, VIOLENCE, EXPLOITATION, DISCRIMINATION, BULLYING ANDEXPLOITATION, DISCRIMINATION, BULLYING AND OTHER FORMS OF ABUSE”OTHER FORMS OF ABUSE”
  • 5. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy The policy aim to protect the child from all forms of violence that may be inflicted by adults, persons in authority as well as their fellow students, including bullying. To provide special protection to children who are gravely threatened or endangered by circumstances which affect their normal development and over which they have no control, and to assist the concerned agencies in their rehabilitation.
  • 6. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy  To ensure that such special protection from allTo ensure that such special protection from all forms of abuse and exploitation and care as isforms of abuse and exploitation and care as is necessary for the child's well-being, taking intonecessary for the child's well-being, taking into account the primary rights and duties of parents,account the primary rights and duties of parents, legal guardians, or other individuals who arelegal guardians, or other individuals who are legally responsible and exercise custody over thelegally responsible and exercise custody over the child.child.  Zero tolerance for any act of child abuse,Zero tolerance for any act of child abuse, exploitation, violence, discrimination, bullying andexploitation, violence, discrimination, bullying and other forms of abuse.other forms of abuse.
  • 7. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy The policy guidelines have listed down the specificThe policy guidelines have listed down the specific acts that constitute child abuse and violence whichacts that constitute child abuse and violence which public and private schools cases used as a guide inpublic and private schools cases used as a guide in addressing this social problem.addressing this social problem.
  • 8. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy SectionSection 3 (2) Article XV of the 1987 Constitution3 (2) Article XV of the 1987 Constitution * the state shall defend the right of children to* the state shall defend the right of children to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, andassistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse,special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation and other conditions prejudicialcruelty, exploitation and other conditions prejudicial to their developmentto their development.. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) * aims to protect children from all forms of physical or* aims to protect children from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligentmental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment maltreatment and exploitation, includingtreatment maltreatment and exploitation, including sexual abuse.sexual abuse.
  • 9. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy CHILDCHILD –– refers to any person below eighteen (18) years ofrefers to any person below eighteen (18) years of age or those over but are unable to fully take care ofage or those over but are unable to fully take care of themselves or protect themselves from abuse,themselves or protect themselves from abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation or discrimination ofneglect, cruelty, exploitation or discrimination of physical or mental disability or condition (RA 7610).physical or mental disability or condition (RA 7610). -- includes pupils or students who may be eighteen-- includes pupils or students who may be eighteen (18) years of age or older but are in school.(18) years of age or older but are in school.
  • 10. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy CHILDREN IN SCHOOLCHILDREN IN SCHOOL -- refers to bonafide pupils, students or learners who-- refers to bonafide pupils, students or learners who are enrolled in the basic education system, whetherare enrolled in the basic education system, whether regular, irregular, transferee or repeater, includingregular, irregular, transferee or repeater, including those who have been temporarily out of school,those who have been temporarily out of school, who are in the school or learning centers premiseswho are in the school or learning centers premises or participating in school sanctioned activities.or participating in school sanctioned activities.
  • 11. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy PUPIL, STUDENT OR LEARNERPUPIL, STUDENT OR LEARNER -- means a child who regularly attends classes in any-- means a child who regularly attends classes in any level of the basic education system, under thelevel of the basic education system, under the supervision of a teacher or facilitator.supervision of a teacher or facilitator.
  • 12. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy PROHIBITED ACTS :PROHIBITED ACTS :  AbuseAbuse  ViolenceViolence  ExploitationExploitation  DiscriminationDiscrimination  Corporal PunishmentCorporal Punishment  BullyingBullying  Other Forms of AbuseOther Forms of Abuse
  • 13. PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT : CHILD ABUSECHILD ABUSE – refers to the maltreatment of a child– refers to the maltreatment of a child whether habitual or not, which includes thewhether habitual or not, which includes the following :following : 1) Psychological or physical abuse, neglect, cruelty,1) Psychological or physical abuse, neglect, cruelty, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment.sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment. 2) Any act or deeds or words which debases,2) Any act or deeds or words which debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth dignity of adegrades or demeans the intrinsic worth dignity of a child as a human being.child as a human being.
  • 14. PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT : CHILD ABUSECHILD ABUSE 3) Unreasonable deprivation of the child's basic3) Unreasonable deprivation of the child's basic needs for survival such as food and shelter; orneeds for survival such as food and shelter; or 4) Failure to immediately give medical treatment to4) Failure to immediately give medical treatment to an injured child resulting in serious impairment of hisan injured child resulting in serious impairment of his or her growth and development or in the child'sor her growth and development or in the child's permanent in capacity or death.permanent in capacity or death. (section 3 (b) RA 7610)(section 3 (b) RA 7610)
  • 15. PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT : DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHILDRENDISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHILDREN - refers to an act of exclusion, distinction, restriction- refers to an act of exclusion, distinction, restriction or preference which is based on any ground such asor preference which is based on any ground such as age, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation and genderage, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, language, religion, political or otheridentity, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth,opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, being inflicted by AIDS, being pregnant, being a childbeing inflicted by AIDS, being pregnant, being a child in conflict with the law, being a child with disabilityin conflict with the law, being a child with disability or other status or condition, and which has theor other status or condition, and which has the purpose or affect of nullifying or impairing thepurpose or affect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by all persons onrecognition, enjoyment or exercise by all persons on an equal footing, of all rigths and freedom.an equal footing, of all rigths and freedom.
  • 16. PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT : CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT - Refers to a kind of punishment or penalty- Refers to a kind of punishment or penalty imposed for an alleged or actual offense, which isimposed for an alleged or actual offense, which is carried out or inflicted, for the purpose ofcarried out or inflicted, for the purpose of discipline, training or control, by a teacher, schooldiscipline, training or control, by a teacher, school administrator, an adult, or any other child whoadministrator, an adult, or any other child who has been given or has assumed authority orhas been given or has assumed authority or responsibility for punishment or discipline. Itresponsibility for punishment or discipline. It includes physical, humiliating or degradingincludes physical, humiliating or degrading punishment, including but not limited to thepunishment, including but not limited to the following :following :
  • 17. CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT 1)Blows such as, but not limited to, beating, kicking,1)Blows such as, but not limited to, beating, kicking, hitting, slapping, or lashing, of any part of ahitting, slapping, or lashing, of any part of a child’s body, with or without the use of anchild’s body, with or without the use of an instrument such as, but not limited to a cane,instrument such as, but not limited to a cane, broom, stick, whip or belt;broom, stick, whip or belt; 2) Striking of a child’s face or head, such being2) Striking of a child’s face or head, such being declared as a “no contract zone”;declared as a “no contract zone”; 3) Pulling hair, shaking, twisting joints, cutting or3) Pulling hair, shaking, twisting joints, cutting or piercing skin, dragging, pushing or throwing of apiercing skin, dragging, pushing or throwing of a child;child;
  • 18. CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT 4) Forcing a child to perform physically painful or4) Forcing a child to perform physically painful or damaging acts such as, but not limited to, holdingdamaging acts such as, but not limited to, holding a weight or weights for an extended period anda weight or weights for an extended period and kneeling on stones, salt, pebbles or other objects;kneeling on stones, salt, pebbles or other objects; 5) Deprivation of a child’s physical needs as a form5) Deprivation of a child’s physical needs as a form of punishment;of punishment; 6) Deliberate exposure to fire, ice water, smoke,6) Deliberate exposure to fire, ice water, smoke, sunlight, rain, pepper, alcohol, or forcing the childsunlight, rain, pepper, alcohol, or forcing the child to swallow substances, dangerous chemicals, andto swallow substances, dangerous chemicals, and other materials that can cause discomfort orother materials that can cause discomfort or threaten the child’s health, safety and sense ofthreaten the child’s health, safety and sense of security such as, but not limited to insecticides,security such as, but not limited to insecticides, excrement or urine;
  • 19. CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT 7) Tying up a child;7) Tying up a child; 8) Confinement, imprisonment or depriving the8) Confinement, imprisonment or depriving the liberty of a child;liberty of a child; 9) Verbal abuse or assaults, including intimidation or9) Verbal abuse or assaults, including intimidation or threat of bodily harm, swearing or cursing,threat of bodily harm, swearing or cursing, ridiculing or denigrating the child;ridiculing or denigrating the child; 10) Forcing a child to swear a sign, to undress or10) Forcing a child to swear a sign, to undress or disrobe, or put on anything that will make a childdisrobe, or put on anything that will make a child look or feel foolish, which belittles or humiliateslook or feel foolish, which belittles or humiliates the child in front of others;the child in front of others;
  • 20. CORPORAL PUNISHMENTCORPORAL PUNISHMENT 11) Permanent confiscation of personal property of11) Permanent confiscation of personal property of pupils, students or learners, except when suchpupils, students or learners, except when such pieces of property pose a danger to the child or topieces of property pose a danger to the child or to others, andothers, and 12) Other analogous acts.12) Other analogous acts.
  • 21. PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT : CHILD EXPLOITATIONCHILD EXPLOITATION – refers to the use of children– refers to the use of children for someone else's advantage, gratification or profitfor someone else's advantage, gratification or profit resulting in an unjust, cruel and harmful treatmentresulting in an unjust, cruel and harmful treatment of the child.of the child. Two forms :Two forms : 1) Sexual exploitation – abuse of position of1) Sexual exploitation – abuse of position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexualvulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes.purposes. 2)Economic exploitation – use of the child in work or2)Economic exploitation – use of the child in work or other activities for the benefit of others.other activities for the benefit of others.
  • 22. PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT : VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED INVIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED IN SCHOOLSSCHOOLS – refers to a single act or a series of acts– refers to a single act or a series of acts committed by school administrators, academic andcommitted by school administrators, academic and non-academic personnel against a child which resultnon-academic personnel against a child which result in or is likely to result in physical, sexual,in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering or other abusespsychological harm or suffering or other abuses including threats of such acts, battery, assault,including threats of such acts, battery, assault, coercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation ofcoercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation of liberty. It includes, but is not limited to the followingliberty. It includes, but is not limited to the following acts :acts :
  • 23. PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT : VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED INVIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED IN SCHSSCHS 1)1)Physical violencePhysical violence - bodily or physical harm. It- bodily or physical harm. It includes assigning tasks which are hazardous to theirincludes assigning tasks which are hazardous to their physical well-being.physical well-being. 2)2) Sexual violenceSexual violence – acts that sexual in nature. It– acts that sexual in nature. It includes, but not limited to : rape, sexualincludes, but not limited to : rape, sexual harassment, forcing the child to watch obsence orharassment, forcing the child to watch obsence or indicent shows, forcing the child to engage in sexualindicent shows, forcing the child to engage in sexual activity.activity.
  • 24. PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT : VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED INVIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COMMITTED IN SCHOOLSSCHOOLS 3)3) Psychological violencePsychological violence – acts or omissions causing– acts or omissions causing or likely to cause mental or emotional suffering ofor likely to cause mental or emotional suffering of the child.the child. 4)4) Other acts of violenceOther acts of violence of a physical, sexual orof a physical, sexual or psychological nature that are prejudicial to the bestpsychological nature that are prejudicial to the best interest of the child.interest of the child.
  • 25. PROHIBITED ACT :PROHIBITED ACT : BULLYING OR PEER ABUSEBULLYING OR PEER ABUSE – is committed when a– is committed when a student commits an act or a series of acts directedstudent commits an act or a series of acts directed towards another student, or a series of single actstowards another student, or a series of single acts directed towards several students in a school settingdirected towards several students in a school setting or a place of learning, which results in physical andor a place of learning, which results in physical and mental abuse, harassment, intimidation, ormental abuse, harassment, intimidation, or humiliation.humiliation.
  • 26. BULLYINGBULLYING a) Threats to inflict a wrong upon a person, honor ora) Threats to inflict a wrong upon a person, honor or property of the person or on his or her family;property of the person or on his or her family; b) Stalking or constantly following or pursuing ab) Stalking or constantly following or pursuing a person in his or her daily activities, with unwantedperson in his or her daily activities, with unwanted and obsessive attention;and obsessive attention; c) Taking of property;c) Taking of property; d) Public humiliation, or public and maliciousd) Public humiliation, or public and malicious imputation of a crime or of a vice or defect, whetherimputation of a crime or of a vice or defect, whether real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition,real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance tending to cause dishonor,status, or circumstance tending to cause dishonor, discredit or expose a person to contempt;discredit or expose a person to contempt;
  • 27. BULLYINGBULLYING e) Deliberate destruction or defacement of, ore) Deliberate destruction or defacement of, or damage to the child's property;damage to the child's property; f) Physical violence committed upon a student,f) Physical violence committed upon a student, which may or may not result to harm or injury, withwhich may or may not result to harm or injury, with or without the act of weapon. Such violence may beor without the act of weapon. Such violence may be in the form of mauling, hitting, punching, kicking,in the form of mauling, hitting, punching, kicking, throwing things at the student, pinching, spanking,throwing things at the student, pinching, spanking, or other similar acts;or other similar acts; g) Demanding or requiring sexual or monetaryg) Demanding or requiring sexual or monetary favors or exacting money or property from a pupil orfavors or exacting money or property from a pupil or student; andstudent; and h) Restraining the liberty and freedom of a pupil orh) Restraining the liberty and freedom of a pupil or student.student.
  • 28. CYBER-BULYINGCYBER-BULYING --- is any conduct which results to harassment,--- is any conduct which results to harassment, intimidation, or humiliation, through electronicintimidation, or humiliation, through electronic means or other technology, such as, but not limitedmeans or other technology, such as, but not limited to texting, email, instant messaging, chatting,to texting, email, instant messaging, chatting, internet, social networking websites or otherinternet, social networking websites or other platforms or formats.platforms or formats.
  • 29. PROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYINGPROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYING INCIDENTS IN SCHOOLSINCIDENTS IN SCHOOLS * it shall be acted upon by the School Head who shall* it shall be acted upon by the School Head who shall inform the parents or guardians of the victim andinform the parents or guardians of the victim and offending child;offending child; * the incident will be referred to the Child Protection* the incident will be referred to the Child Protection Committee for counseling and other intervention.Committee for counseling and other intervention. * If warranted, penalties may be imposed by the* If warranted, penalties may be imposed by the School Head.School Head.
  • 30. PROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYINGPROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYING INCIDENTS IN SCHOOLSINCIDENTS IN SCHOOLS Penalties :Penalties : 11stst OffenseOffense -- reprimandreprimand 22ndnd offense and subsequentoffense and subsequent timetime -- suspension for notsuspension for not more than one (1)more than one (1) weekweek (this is after the(this is after the offending child has received counseling oroffending child has received counseling or other interventions)other interventions) * during the period of suspension, the offending* during the period of suspension, the offending child and the parents or guardians may be requiredchild and the parents or guardians may be required to attend further seminars and counseling.to attend further seminars and counseling.
  • 31. PROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYINGPROCEDURES IN HANDLING BULLYING INCIDENTS IN SCHOOLSINCIDENTS IN SCHOOLS In all cases where the imposable penalty on the offendingIn all cases where the imposable penalty on the offending child is suspension, exclusion or expulsion, the followingchild is suspension, exclusion or expulsion, the following minimum requirements of due process shall be compliedminimum requirements of due process shall be complied with :with : 1)1) The child and the parents or guardians must be informed ofThe child and the parents or guardians must be informed of the complaint in writing;the complaint in writing; 2) The child shall be given the opportunity to answer the2) The child shall be given the opportunity to answer the complaint in writing, with the assistance of the parents orcomplaint in writing, with the assistance of the parents or guardians;guardians; 3) The decision of the school head must be writing, stating the3) The decision of the school head must be writing, stating the facts and the reasons for the decisions;facts and the reasons for the decisions; 4) The decision of the school head may be appealed as provided4) The decision of the school head may be appealed as provided in existing rules of the Department.in existing rules of the Department.
  • 32. Bullying that results in serious physical injuriesBullying that results in serious physical injuries or deathor death If the bullying or peer abuse resulted in seriousIf the bullying or peer abuse resulted in serious physical injuries or death, whenever appropriate, thephysical injuries or death, whenever appropriate, the case shall be dealth with in accordance with thecase shall be dealth with in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act No. 7610 and itsprovisions of Republic Act No. 7610 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.Implementing Rules and Regulations.
  • 33. IMPLEMENTATION OF NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF NON- DISCIPLINARY MEASURESDISCIPLINARY MEASURES Depending on the gravity of the bullying committedDepending on the gravity of the bullying committed by any pupil, student or learner, the school mayby any pupil, student or learner, the school may impose other non-disciplinary measures.impose other non-disciplinary measures.
  • 34. HOUSE BILL No. 5496HOUSE BILL No. 5496 “Anti-Bullying Act of 2012”“Anti-Bullying Act of 2012” Approved in the Senate and House ofApproved in the Senate and House of Representatives on June 7, 2013Representatives on June 7, 2013 * It empowers the DepED to penalize schools that* It empowers the DepED to penalize schools that do not stop bullying or sanction bullies.do not stop bullying or sanction bullies. * Authorize schools to impose sanctions on student* Authorize schools to impose sanctions on student bullies.bullies.
  • 35. HOUSE BILL No. 5496HOUSE BILL No. 5496 “Anti-Bullying Act of 2012”“Anti-Bullying Act of 2012” All elementary and high schools would be requiredAll elementary and high schools would be required to adopt anti-bullying policies and sanctions, whichto adopt anti-bullying policies and sanctions, which would apply to prohibited acts committed withinwould apply to prohibited acts committed within their campuses at school sponsored activities,their campuses at school sponsored activities, whether done on or off school grounds, school buswhether done on or off school grounds, school bus stops, school buses, or other properties owned orstops, school buses, or other properties owned or leased by the school.leased by the school.
  • 36. HOUSE BILL No. 5496HOUSE BILL No. 5496 “Anti-Bullying Act of 2012”“Anti-Bullying Act of 2012” * A bully would be required to undergo* A bully would be required to undergo rehabilitation by the school, together with his or herrehabilitation by the school, together with his or her parents.parents. * Schools would maintain a public record of bullies* Schools would maintain a public record of bullies and their offenses.and their offenses. * The bill mandates the Secretary of Education to* The bill mandates the Secretary of Education to issue the implementing rules and regulations.issue the implementing rules and regulations. Authors : Senators Juan Edgardo Angara, AntonioAuthors : Senators Juan Edgardo Angara, Antonio Trillanes IV, Meriam Santiago.Trillanes IV, Meriam Santiago. House of Representatives : the late SalvadorHouse of Representatives : the late Salvador Escudero IIIm Mitzi Cajayon, 3 part-list reps.Escudero IIIm Mitzi Cajayon, 3 part-list reps.
  • 37. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy POSITIVE AND NON-VIOLENT DISCIPLINE OFPOSITIVE AND NON-VIOLENT DISCIPLINE OF CHILDRENCHILDREN - is a way of thinking and a holistic, constructive and- is a way of thinking and a holistic, constructive and pro-active approach to teaching that helps childrenpro-active approach to teaching that helps children develop appropriate thinking and behavior in thedevelop appropriate thinking and behavior in the short and long-term and fosters self-discipline. It isshort and long-term and fosters self-discipline. It is based on the fundamental principle that childrenbased on the fundamental principle that children begins with setting the long-term goals or impactsbegins with setting the long-term goals or impacts that teachers want to have on their students' adultthat teachers want to have on their students' adult lives, and using everyday situations and challengeslives, and using everyday situations and challenges to teach life-long skills and values to students.to teach life-long skills and values to students.
  • 38. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : * Central Office* Central Office * Regional Office* Regional Office * Division Office* Division Office * School* School
  • 39. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Central OfficeCentral Office * Develop policy and guidelines for the prevention of* Develop policy and guidelines for the prevention of violence against children in schools and make theseviolence against children in schools and make these available to all schools;available to all schools; * Conduct a nationwide information dissemination;* Conduct a nationwide information dissemination; * Devise programs, campaigns and activities;* Devise programs, campaigns and activities; * Formulate a system of standard reporting of cases;* Formulate a system of standard reporting of cases; * The Secretary exercise disciplinary jurisdiction* The Secretary exercise disciplinary jurisdiction
  • 40. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Regional OfficeRegional Office * Encourage and support advocacy campaigns;* Encourage and support advocacy campaigns; * Consolidate reports on incidents and cases;* Consolidate reports on incidents and cases; * Monitor and evaluate the implementation of CPC* Monitor and evaluate the implementation of CPC * Exercise disciplinary jurisdiction* Exercise disciplinary jurisdiction * Give recommendation to the Central Office* Give recommendation to the Central Office
  • 41. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Division OfficeDivision Office * Conduct information dissemination activities* Conduct information dissemination activities * Organize and conduct capacity building activities* Organize and conduct capacity building activities for the members of the Child Protection Committeefor the members of the Child Protection Committee * Develop strategies to address the risk factors* Develop strategies to address the risk factors * Consolidate reports* Consolidate reports * Exercise disciplinary jurisdiction* Exercise disciplinary jurisdiction * Give recommendations to the Regional Office* Give recommendations to the Regional Office
  • 42. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy SchoolsSchools All school heads shall have the following duties andAll school heads shall have the following duties and responsibilities :responsibilities : a) ensure the institution of effective child protectiona) ensure the institution of effective child protection policies and procedures, and monitor compliancepolicies and procedures, and monitor compliance thereof;thereof; b) ensure that the school adopts a child protectionb) ensure that the school adopts a child protection policy;policy; c) organize and convene the Child Protectionc) organize and convene the Child Protection Committee of the school;Committee of the school;
  • 43. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy d) ensure that all pupils, students or learners, schoold) ensure that all pupils, students or learners, school personnel, parents, guardians or custodians, andpersonnel, parents, guardians or custodians, and visitors and guests are made aware of Childvisitors and guests are made aware of Child Protection Policy;Protection Policy; e) conduct capacity building activities for thee) conduct capacity building activities for the members of the Child Protection Committee;members of the Child Protection Committee; f) conduct disciplinary proceedings;f) conduct disciplinary proceedings; g) maintain a record of all proceedings;g) maintain a record of all proceedings; h) coordinate with the appropriate government andh) coordinate with the appropriate government and non-governmental organizationsnon-governmental organizations
  • 44. All public and private elementary and secondary schoolsAll public and private elementary and secondary schools shall establish ashall establish a CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEECHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE :: ChairpersonChairperson :: School Head/AdministratorSchool Head/Administrator Vice-Chair :Vice-Chair : Guidance Counselor/TeacherGuidance Counselor/Teacher Members : Rep. Of the Teachers as designated by theMembers : Rep. Of the Teachers as designated by the Faculty ClubFaculty Club Rep. Of the Parents as designated by the PTARep. Of the Parents as designated by the PTA Rep. Of pupils, students and learners asRep. Of pupils, students and learners as designated by the the Supreme Studentdesignated by the the Supreme Student CouncilCouncil Rep. From the Community as designated byRep. From the Community as designated by the Punong Brgy., preferably a member of thethe Punong Brgy., preferably a member of the Brgy.Brgy. Council for the Protection of ChildrenCouncil for the Protection of Children
  • 45. CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEECHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE :: a) draft a school child protection policy with a codea) draft a school child protection policy with a code of conduct and a plan to ensure child protection andof conduct and a plan to ensure child protection and safety, which shall be reviewed every 3 years;safety, which shall be reviewed every 3 years; (template will be provided)(template will be provided) b) initiate information dissemination programs andb) initiate information dissemination programs and organize activities for the protection of childrenorganize activities for the protection of children from abuse;from abuse; c) develop and implement a school-based referralc) develop and implement a school-based referral and monitoring system; (template will be provided)and monitoring system; (template will be provided)
  • 46. CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE :CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE : d) give assistance to parents or guardians, wheneverd) give assistance to parents or guardians, whenever necessary;necessary; e) coordinate closely with the PNP, DSWD, NGOse) coordinate closely with the PNP, DSWD, NGOs and other non-governmental institutions;and other non-governmental institutions; f) monitor implementation of positive measures andf) monitor implementation of positive measures and effective procedures;effective procedures; g) ensure that children's right to be heard areg) ensure that children's right to be heard are respected and upheld in all matters and proceduresrespected and upheld in all matters and procedures affecting their welfare.affecting their welfare.
  • 47. RULES AND PROCEEDINGS IN HANDLING CHILDRULES AND PROCEEDINGS IN HANDLING CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCE ANDABUSE, EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION CASESDISCRIMINATION CASES Private Schools :Private Schools : Complaint against school personnel or officialComplaint against school personnel or official A complaint for child abuse, violence, exploitation orA complaint for child abuse, violence, exploitation or discrimination in a private school shall be filed withdiscrimination in a private school shall be filed with the School Head/Chief Executive Officer and shall bethe School Head/Chief Executive Officer and shall be acted upon pursuant to the school's rules ofacted upon pursuant to the school's rules of procedures on administrative cases. The penaltyprocedures on administrative cases. The penalty shall be that which is provided by the rules of theshall be that which is provided by the rules of the school, subject to the requirements of due process.school, subject to the requirements of due process. The administrative cases shall be without prejudiceThe administrative cases shall be without prejudice to any civil or criminal cases that may be filed.to any civil or criminal cases that may be filed.
  • 48. RULES AND PROCEEDINGS IN HANDLINGRULES AND PROCEEDINGS IN HANDLING CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCECHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION CASESAND DISCRIMINATION CASES Public Schools :Public Schools : The investigation shall be in accordance with theThe investigation shall be in accordance with the Revised Rules of Procedure of the Department ofRevised Rules of Procedure of the Department of Education.Education.
  • 49. DepED Child Protection PolicyDepED Child Protection Policy DUTIES OF PRIVATE SCHOOLSDUTIES OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS Private Schools shall be responsible forPrivate Schools shall be responsible for promulgating a school child protection policy,promulgating a school child protection policy, including a policy on bullying, a protocol forincluding a policy on bullying, a protocol for reporting and procedures for handling andreporting and procedures for handling and management of cases, consistent with these policiesmanagement of cases, consistent with these policies and guidelines.and guidelines.
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