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December 24 ,2012 12:48 AM

By: Lilibeth A. French

Students have vital roles and responsibilities in creating a safer school environment; one that's free from bullying and hazing.

Department of Education Division of Iloilo City Education Program Supervisor on Values Education Jerson Labos said that “in order to promote a safer environment inside the school it is not only the school principal or administrator or teachers that are needed but students have also important roles and responsibilities as well.”

 

Labos discussed these roles and responsibilities required from the students during the Children and Youth Forum: On the Nature of Gangs/Fraternities/Sororities conducted by the Iloilo Children Welfare Foundation, Inc. at Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City on December 19.

In summary, Labos said there are four roles and responsibilities that students can play to help maintain a safe school environment. First, students must not engage in or contribute to bullying or hazing behavior.

“If you are concerned with your future you won’t engage in this kind of activities that will give you and other members of your families problem later,” said Labos to almost one hundred students, out-of-school youth, teachers and media who attended the half-day event.

Second, treat everyone with respect.

“Respect the fundamental basic rights of others because if we respect the rights of others we can avoid cases of bullying and hazing. As much as possible, we should be aware or sensitive of our actions because others might perceive our actions as hurting,”

Third, report bullying or hazing to teachers and administrators.

“If you have information that there was an occurrence of bullying or hazing in your school, report that to your teachers or principal,” urged Labos.

Last, never engage in retaliatory behavior or encourage others to get back because this is a contributory factor to promote hazing or bullying in school.

Labos also acknowledged the important roles of student government organizations as he encouraged them to take an active part in the promotion of the anti-hazing law in their respective schools.

Labos who discussed the Roles and Responsibilities of DepEd/Schools in promoting the Anti-Hazing Law was just one of the five panelists during the forum.

Other panelists and their topics are: Police Insp. Marie Faith Superio of the Iloilo City Women and Children Desk on the participation of PNP in the promotion of Anti-Hazing Law; Christopher Montano of the Commission on Human Rights 6 on understanding the Anti-Hazing Law; and Gerthrode Charlotte Tan-Mabilog of GMA 7 on the responsibility of media in protecting students from hazing.

Participants were also given insights during the forum on the purpose of forming gangs, fraternities/sororities, importance of “neophytes qualifying membership rites” or “hazing”, and the impact of these formal and informal groups in their lives by representatives from the Phi Beta Epsilon Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, all from Central Philippine University.

Basing from the active participation of the students especially during the open forum, ICWF is planning to hold the same activity which is in response to the call for action against corporal punishment and the banning of such.

ICWF is a non-profit, non-government organization that works for the promotion and protection of the welfare and rights of the children in conflict with the law and children at risk in Iloilo City. (PIA)

 

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