Department of Education

DepEd probes TikTok video of teacher ‘insinuating potential child abuse’

Bonz Magsambol
DepEd probes TikTok video of teacher ‘insinuating potential child abuse’
The Department of Education says the teacher will face 'appropriate sanctions' if merited

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday, November 5, ordered its regional unit in Central Luzon to probe the viral TikTok video of a teacher for “insinuating a potential child abuse action.”

The DepEd said the teacher, whose name and school the agency has not disclosed, will face “appropriate sanctions” if merited.

“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,” the DepEd said.

The department said that it “does not tolerate any forms of abuse towards children.”

In the viral video, the teacher was seen dancing and making poses to attract “cute” students. The video has been taken down but social media users were able to download it.

In the screenshots of the video posted on social media, the video had the statement: “‘Pag dumaan ‘yung cute na student mo, tamang pa-cute lang.” (If your cute student passes by, just pose in a cute way.)

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“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,” the DepEd said. – Rappler.com

Bonz Magsambol

Bonz Magsambol is a multimedia reporter for Rappler, covering health, education, and social welfare. He first joined Rappler as a social media producer in 2016.