DO 83, s. 2003 – Reiteration to DECS Orders Nos. 70, s. 1999 and 26, s. 2000 (Prohibiting Students of Elementary and Secondary Schools from Using Cellular Phones and Pagers During Class Hours)
To: Bureau Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
- It has been noted that cell phones have been proliferated with lewd and obscene picture messages particularly those capable of Multi-Media Services (MMS). In view of this, the following policies regarding the prohibition on the use of cell phones are hereby reiterated:
- The Department of Education (DepED) strictly imposes a ban on the use of cellphones by the students during class hours; and
- Teachers and parents should devise ways to educate students on the responsible use of cell phones to prevent them from engaging in misguided and immoral activities.
- Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is hereby directed.
References: DECS Orders: Nos. 26, s. 2000 and 70, s. 1999
Allotment: 1—(D O. 50-97)
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