DepEd Sec. Leonor Briones Probes Teacher in Viral TikTok Video For Promoting Potential ‘Child Abuse’
The Department of Education (DepEd) has order to investigate the male teacher in viral TikTok video over potential ‘Child Abuse’.
On Friday (November 5, 2021), Education Sec. Leonor Briones ordered the director of DepEd Central Luzon to investigate the viral teacher who suggested potential child abuse on his TikTok video.
In the video, it can be seen that the teacher strike a pose while the caption “Pag dumaan ang cute na student mo” appears on the screen. The male teacher quickly flexed his impressive dancing skills.
It appears that the educator is doing a certain pose to apparently attract the attention of his “cute” student. The teacher’s action has been considered by the Education Department as a form of abuse towards children.
The viral video has been uploaded by a TikTok account “leobondoclopez”. The agency did not name the teacher who changed his account to private after the video spread like a wildfire online.
“We remind our teachers and non-teaching personnel to always subject our words and actions, including our social media activities, to the highest degree of ethical and professional standards,” DepEd said.
The agency also reminded the both teaching and non-teaching staff to be more cautious of their actions and always observe a safe and useful learning environment for the students. Corresponding sanctions and penalties await for violators.
DepEd reiterated that they will not tolerate such behaviors because educators should set as a good example towards children. Physical, verbal, malicious, and other forms of abuse and discrimination are strictly prohibited.
The agency’s officials also ledge to intensify the department’s policy to protect the student against any form of abuse.
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