NPC on video of boy being circumcised: Protect children's dignity

NPC on boy’s circumcision video: Protect children’s dignity and privacy

/ 12:43 PM June 18, 2024

NPC on video of boy being circumcised: Protect children's dignity and privacy

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MANILA, Philippines — A video of a boy being circumcised, which has made the rounds on social media, should not be shared any further, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said.

According to its statement on Monday, the sharing of the video violates the privacy of the child and can have negative effects on his psychological and social stability.


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“We strongly urge the public to avoid sharing such sensitive content, particularly when it involves minors, as it exposes them to potential cyberbullying and infringes upon their privacy and dignity,” the NPC said.

“The unauthorized sharing of videos or images involving children not only violates their privacy rights. It may also lead to serious psychological and social consequences,” it added.

The agency likewise urged the public to report the video when they see it online.

Meanwhile, healthcare providers were also instructed to remind parents and guardians who take photos and videos of their children undergoing medical procedures about responsible parenting and proper social media use.

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“The privacy and dignity of our children must be safeguarded at all costs. Let us uphold our responsibility in maintaining a safe and respectful online environment for everyone,” the NPC concluded.

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