In this study, the researchers presented reports on child abuse and bullying in all regions of the Philippines to give a picture of incidence of cases after the establishment of the Child Protection Policy by the Department of Education (DepEd). Then, the researchers investigated on how child protection issues underlying the essence of the DepEd Child Protection Policy are generally understood and implemented within the school’s context. Adopting an instrument from UNICEF, the researchers through a descriptive survey, examined the level of awareness of teachers in two private basic educational institutions in Caloocan, Philippines regarding child protection issues that they encounter in the classroom setting; and verified how the DepEd Child Protection Policy is actually being implemented in one of these schools.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0066
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada