Statement on preventing and addressing bullying incidents in schools

PASIG CITY, December 24, 2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd) acknowledges the authority of schools to impose disciplinary sanctions, when necessary and consistent with law and DepEd’s policies, in addressing cases of child abuse, violence, exploitation, discrimination and bullying. The Department urges schools to conduct a thorough and complete review of their operations manuals,…

Statement on prevention of bullying in public and private schools

PASIG CITY, December 21, 2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd) reminds all public and private Kindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools of the necessity and importance of adopting and enforcing anti-bullying policies in their respective institutions. DepEd Order No. 40, series 2012, or the “DepEd Child Protection Policy,” institutionalized zero tolerance against any form of…