DepEd to focus on bullying reduction
The Department of Education opened this year’s National Children’s Month celebration focusing on bullying reduction and securing child well-being in schools.
During the kick-off program, representatives from DepEd’s Child Protection Unit and Youth Formation Division, and Stairway Foundation, Inc. discussed topics such as Understanding Learners’ Self-Concept, Safe Spaces in School Settings, Bullying Prevention and Child Participation and Youth concerns.
DepEd’s NCM will cover four categories of children’s rights including survival rights, development rights, participation rights, and protection rights for the whole month of November.
“The virtual kick-off program manifests DepEd’s renewed focus and sustained efforts to invest in our learners and increase their awareness of the importance of mental health,” Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio said.
“I am positive that this celebration of the 30th National Children’s Month will spark more meaningful initiatives to create an informed, highly self-aware generation of learners,” Duterte-Carpio said.
DepEd also launched its bullying prevention campaign.
“Every contribution, whether it’s taking part in a school or community event, looking out for someone being bullied, or raising awareness through conversation makes a difference and changes lives. Look for ways to get involved,” Suzette Gannaban-Medina, CPU OIC-Director III, said.