DepEd to Ban “Online Kopyahan” Scheme on Social Media Sites

DepEd Seeks Help Social Media Sites to Ban the “Online Kopyahan” for Giving Answers

The Department of Education (DepEd) has sought help from social media site companies to allegedly ban the “online kopyahan” scheme.

The Facebook group recently went popular, drawing the attention of the Department of Education (DepEd) after it was determined that they were encouraging students to commit fraud and duplication. As a result, the department sought assistance in bringing down the aforementioned group.

DepEd Online Kopyahan

“We are now exhausting all possible means to put a stop to these activities. We have already sought the assistance of social media companies to ban these groups and prevent similar attempts of academic dishonesty that promote laziness, irresponsibility, and instant gratification,” according to DepEd.

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The Facebook group “online kopyahan” has gone widespread for posting important answers to its modules on many subjects. The community has nearly 600,000 members, all of whom are designated as students enrolled in module-based learning.

“Although these (online school) activities are not graded, learners are encouraged to demonstrate what they can and cannot do without feeling obligated to always get it right,” DepEd added.

Due to government pressure, the founding group had become private. Despite this, a new organization called “Online Kopyahan(2)” with about 100,000 members is attempting to take over the leadership of its predecessor.

The department also urged parents to educate their children about the dangers of internet copying. The Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation had stated that the tragedy would be covered up.

On the other hand, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones cautioned that individuals responsible for the alleged internet copy will face appropriate punishment. Online cheating, on the other hand, is the result of a “flawed system,” according to the president of a local teachers’ organization. He said that the Department of School should look into why pupils see education as a chore rather than an opportunity to learn.

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