Let’s have a sense of decency online!
Sen. Bam Aquino made this call even as he criticized several netizens for vulgar and explicit social media posts following the Marcos burial issue.
“Magkakaiba man tayo ng pananaw sa mga isyu, hindi pa rin dapat mawala ang respeto sa isa’t isa at pagiging disente sa social media,” said Sen. Bam.
“Kung paano tayo sa labas, kasama ng ating mga kaibigan at pamilya, dapat ganoon din ang ating pagkilos at ugali sa social media,” he added.
Sen. Bam stressed that as a public space that may be accessed anytime by young people, social media must be free from discrimination, hate speech and verbal abuse.
“Walang lugar sa social media ang anumang masasakit na salita at pambabastos na maaaring mabasa ng mga kabataan,” he said.
Earlier, Sen. Bam filed Senate Resolution No. 173 to determine how schools are educating and developing students regarding the responsible social media use.
During a hearing on the resolution, Sen. Bam called on different stakeholders, led by the Department of Education (DepEd), to join forces in combating rampant trolling and spread of misinformation on social media.
Sen. Bam also supports the “Tres Marias Bills” to combat gender-based violence.