Republic of the Philippines
The United Methodist Church
Ecumenical Christian College
High School Department
SCHOOL REFORM ACT # 1135
(Anti-Bullying Reform Act of 2013, Replacing the Previous version of the Anti-Bullying Reform Act of 2012) (THIS REFORM ACT IS CREATED IN THE CITY OF TARLAC, PROVINCE OF TARLAC AT JUNE 7, 2013-10:35 a.m.) To whom it may concern:
This article focuses on the disciplinary action of the students against bullying; this article also is related to human rights and helps other people against human violence and to the victims of bullying we assure your rights shall not be compromised. I. DEFINITIONS AND OTHER ARTICLES
Bullying- is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behaviour can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target". Other types of bullying:
Cyber-bullying- is any bullying done through the use of technology. This form of bullying can easily go undetected because of lack of parental/authoritative supervision. Because bullies can pose as someone else, it is the most anonymous form of bullying. Cyber bullying includes, but is not limited to, abuse using email, instant messaging, text messaging, websites, social networking sites, etc.
Disability Bullying- It has been noted that disabled people are disproportionately affected by bullying and abuse, and such activity has been cited as a hate crime. The bullying is not limited to those who are visibly disabled such as wheelchair users or physically deformed such as those with a cleft lip but also those with learning disabilities such as autism and dyspraxia in the latter case, this is linked to a poor
ability in physical education, and this behaviour can be encouraged by the unthinking physical education teacher. Abuse of the disabled is not limited to schools. School Bullying - Bullying can occur in nearly any part in or around the school building, though it may occur more frequently in P.E. classes and activities, recess, hallways, bathrooms, and in classes that require group work and/or after school activities. Bullying in school sometimes consists of a group of students taking advantage of or isolating one student in particular and gaining the loyalty of bystanders who want to avoid becoming the next victim. These bullies may taunt and tease their target before physically bullying the target. Bystanders may participate or watch, sometimes out of fear of becoming the next victim. School Bullying can also be perpetrated by teachers, administrators, and the school system itself: There is an inherent power differential in the system that can easily predispose to subtle or covert abuse (relational aggression or passive aggression), power harassment, humiliation, or exclusion — even while maintaining overt commitments to anti-bullying policies.
Teasing- is a word with many meanings. In human interactions, teasing comes in two major forms, playful and hurtful. When teasing is playful and friendly, and especially when it is reciprocal, teasing can be regarded as flirting. People may be teased on such matters as their appearance, weight, behaviour, abilities, clothing, and intelligence. From the victim's point-of-view, this kind of teasing is often hurtful, irrespective of the intention of the teaser. When teasing is unwelcome, it may be regarded as harassment or mobbing, especially in the work place, or as a form of bullying or emotional abuse. If done in public, it may be regarded as humiliation.
II. INSTRUCTIONS IN GIVING DISCIPLINARY ORDER ON A CASE OF SCHOOL BULLYING
I. Retaliation against a person who reports bullying, who provides information during an...
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