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DepEd probes teacher for ‘a potential child abuse action’ in Tiktok video

/ 10:00 AM November 05, 2021
DepEd probes teacher for 'a potential child abuse action' in Tiktok video

FILE PHOTO: DepEd said Secretary Leonor Briones. INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday said it is investigating “a potential child abuse action” by a teacher in a now-viral Tiktok video where he was dancing and doing a certain pose to apparently attract the attention of his “cute” student.

DepEd said Secretary Leonor Briones instructed the regional director of DepEd Central Luzon to investigate the teacher for “insinuating” a possible child abuse action and “mete him with appropriate sanctions.”

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The teacher was using the username “leobondoclopez.” He has changed his account to private.

DepEd said they do not tolerate “any forms of abuse” towards children.

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“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,” it said in a statement.

“As teachers and public servants, we must always champion a safe and nurturing learning environment for children, where physical, verbal, sexual, and other forms of abuse and discrimination are renounced,” it added.

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