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Briones reminds teachers not to do any harm to students online

Briones reminds teachers not to do any harm to students online

The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded its teaching and non-teaching personnel to make sure that they do not put learners in harm online.

“As a child-learning institution, DepEd personnel must ensure that in the discharge of their function, they should not do any harm or facilitate any danger to our learners even in cyberspace,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said during the webinar in celebration of the Safer Internet Day Philippines (SIDPh) 2022.

The webinar was organized by DepEd’s Child Protection Unit (CPU) and was anchored on the theme “CRC Next Level: Click, Respect, Connect, Ligtas na Ugnayan Online.”

The webinar tackled about child safeguarding in schools, promoting child online protection and digital literacy in the school environment.

“The right to be safe in the online environment is part of DepEd’s rights-based education framework under the dimension of the right to respect and integrity in the learning environment,” Briones said.

DepEd, Briones added, is one with the nation in celebration of 2022 SIDPh “as we move forward in education, as we deal with what we describe as the ‘new normal,’ as we catch up with what we purportedly lost or left behind in the progress or technology and for science, and other wonderful new ways of learning.”