The North Tawanda, New York Common Council recently passed a law that will hold parents responsible for their child's bullying behavior. According to the law, if a child is repeatedly found bullying another student, their parent will either pay a $250 fine or spend 15 days in jail.
Some bullies are a byproduct of their parents, some are just a bully in their own right, is it fair to paint with a broad brush in this case? Why jail or fine? Wouldn't something like a visit from a social worker or trip to the psych for an eval be a better solution? I guess for-profit punishment has trickled down to our kids now. I personally always felt that my "bullies" in life were lessons I learned from.