Title

@PedroJuanDelaCruz@(*o/o)S#)S ka!: You and your family!: A study on the constitutionality of criminalizing cyberbullying

Date of Publication

2012

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Commercial Law

College

Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business

Department/Unit

Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Emmanuel O. Sales

Defense Panel Member

James Keith C. Heffron,
Mark Kristopher G.Tolentino

Abstract/Summary

The Internet is a vast superhighway of information defined in bytes and dominated by sequences of algorithms of ones and zeroes. In the past decade, it has become an integral part of society and businesses all over the world. It virtually links the long distances between nations and makes overseas communications easy among cultures and societies. The use of internet has give rise to a peculiar new reality in human relationships that is the Social Networking Sites like Facebook and Twitter. Internet has created a new sphere of wide spread communication where a person using computer or a mobile phone can actually contact people through online websites from blogs to photos to videos. Opportunities spring up to every user to express themselves online where it could be seen by a wide audience. Liberty to express oneself is granted by the constitution, it is apparent that the medium may in the long run be exposed to internet-related abuses. Each users have rights for which it is to be protected and duties as well to respect the rights of others.

Cyber bullying has now reached the islands of the Philippines. The Philippines has no direct statistics on the prevalence of cyber bullying though there have been reports of such in investigative journalism programs and newspaper articles. The lack of sufficient laws against it, causes the victims to believe that it would be useless to report incidents to authorities. The apathy has been used by abusers or cyber bullies to harass and embarrass people with the knowledge that their actions are not punishable.

In many parts of the world, governments and many civil society organizations have moved towards criminalizing cyber-bullying. There are also efforts to do the same here in the Philippines proposition of Senate Bill no. 2677, or the Anti-Bullying School Policy Act, House Bill no. 2631, or an An Act Defining and Penalizing the crime of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying, House Bill no. 6116 or An Act Defining and Penalizing The Crime of Cyberbullying.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU19619

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

86 leaves

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