SENATE BILL 2677 (MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO. 2011)
SEC 2 Definition of Bullying - Bullying is committed when a minor student commits a series of two or more acts directed towards another minor student, or a series of single acts directed towards several minor students in a school setting or a place of learning, with the intent to constitute harassment, intimidation, force or humiliation. Such acts consist of any or more of the following:
Threats to a person with the infliction upon the person, honor or property of the person or of his family or any wrong; Stalking or constantly following or pursuing a person in his daily activities with unwanted, obsessive attention; Theft; Public humiliation or public and malicious, imputation of a crime or of a vice of defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance ending to cause the dishonor, discredit or contempt against a person; Deliberate destruction, defacement or damage of another's property; physical violence committed upon a minor student, which mayor may not result to harm or injury, with or without the aid of a weapon. Such violence may be in the form of mauling, hitting, punching, kicking, throwing things at a student, pinching, spanking, or other similar acts; Demanding, requesting or requiring sexual or monetary favors, or demands property from a minor student; and Restraining the liberty and freedom of a minor student
SEC. 3. Cyber-bullying is any conduct defined in Section 2 of this Act which are made tlu'ough electronic devices such as, 'bust are not limited to texting, instant messaging, chatting, Internet and social networking websites. For purposes of this Act, the phrase "acts of bullying" shall include the acts enumerated under Section 2 and Cyber-bullying as defined under this Section.
SEC. 4. School policy - All schools, colleges or universities, whether public or private, shall create a policy to address the existence of bullying in their respective institutions. Such policy shall include but is not limited to the following provisions: Process for addressing incidents of bullying in school;
Anonymous reporting of acts of bullying to teachers and school administrators, which shall not, by itself, be a ground for disciplinary action;
Remedy which allows parents or guardians of students to file written reports of suspected bullying;
Provisions requiring teachers and other school staff who witnessed acts of bullying or Received report of bullying to report the same to school administration; Provisions resuming school administrators to investigate any reports on acts of bullying;
Inclusion of language in student codes of conduct concerning bullying; Notification of parents or guardians of students who committed or are victims of acts of bullying; and
Maintenance of a public record of relevant information and statistics on acts of bullying in school, provided that the nam.es of students who committed acts of bullying shall be only made available to th~ school administration, teachers directly responsible for the said students and parents or guardians of students who are or have been victims of acts of bullying.
SEC. 5. Submission a/policy - Anti-bullying policies created pursuant to Sections 4 and 5 of this Act shall be submitted to the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CI-lED) or the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), as may be applicable, within six (6) months from the effectivity of this Act for existing schools, colleges and universities, and shall be an administrative requirement prior to the operation of new schools, colleges and universities.
SEC. 6. Liability a/School Administration - DepEd, CHED and TESDA shall provide for sanctions to...