Reaction Paper About Zero-Bullying Policy

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“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” (Field, 1997). Bullying is all-around issue that touches almost every person, family, school, business, or community at one time or another regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or socio economic status. Bullying has been recognized as a major threat both in younger generation and older generation in almost every country in the world. Despite the beauty and charm of this developing country, the Philippines has struggled with bullying issues for years. According to a recent report zero-tolerance policies in schools should be replaced with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. School bullying, workplace bullying, sibling bullying and cyberbullying all plague
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No-bullying policies serve various purposes. First, they provide teachers and staff with a means of identifying and dealing with bullying behavior in school. Bullies know their abusive actions will not be tolerated and that there will be consequences for their behavior. Next, bullying policies encourage students to report bullying behavior knowing that they can count on teachers and staff to provide the help and support they need. In addition to peer bullying, some students suffer from bullying at the hands of teachers who embarrass or demean them in front of their class. Students who perform poorly, for example, may be chastened or insulted before their peers. No-bullying policies include not tolerating bullying from teachers in Filipino schools. Teachers who humiliate students in public or private face the risk of administrative sanctions by their school as per the DepEd’s Child Protection

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