According to this blog, bullying cases are up to 21% in the Philippines.
According to the consolidated report of Department of Education (Dep Ed), bullying cases on elementary and high school of both private and public schools on 2014 rose by 21% or a total of 6,363 cases, compare with the 5,236 on 2013. This translates to 31 daily bullying cases from a divisor of 201 school days. The statistics was disclosed by Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr., a member of the House committee on basic education.
To prevent further harm being done in schools around the country, there exists an Anti-Bullying law. This law is the REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10627.
AN ACT REQUIRING ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ADOPT POLICIES TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS THE ACTS OF BULLYING IN THEIR INSTITUTIONS
The complete law can be found here. It was approved on September 12, 2013 under the administration of Former President Benigno Aquino III. A current study on the effectiveness of anti-bullying policies has proven that they work in lessening bullying in schools.
A relevant and related blog conducted an analysis of this Act for Filipino parents. You can read it here.
If you have read the complete law, what are your opinions on it? Do you think it’ll work with regards to stoping bullies? Or do you question its effectiveness? Let me know!