Taguig uses CCTVs to fight bullying in schools


Posted at Jun 06 2014 03:46 PM | Updated as of Jun 06 2014 11:46 PM

MANILA – The Taguig City government is seeking to end bullying incidents in schools through the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

The city government said it has installed CCTV cameras in all of the city's public schools to discourage bullying.

"With the completion of the CCTV camera installation, we expect to deter the bullying situation in schools," said Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano.

The local government said the installation of CCTV cameras is in line with its Students' Anti-Bullying Action Center (SABAC) program.

Under SABAC, an information desk is set up where bullied students or even witnesses of bullying incidents can report.

The help desk also aims to address certain factors that cause a student to become a bully.

"We aim to have a 'student-friendly' environment in our public schools. With the SABAC and CCTV in place, bullies will be wary of their actions and at the same time, victims will no longer have that fear of going to school," Cayetano said.