Well, the city council in Shawan, Wisconsin appears to lean towards latter, placing the blame on the parents of bullies. As such, they’ve passed new regulations to fine parents $366 if their child is found bullying other students. A second offence within one year would result in a $681 fine. The city of Shawan is sending a clear message to parents: you will be punished for the actions of your children. With that said, the town is also hoping that this fine will also help encourage parents to begin an immediate dialog with their children since many parents are completely unaware that their child is engaging in bullying behaviour.
Watch the video below for the full story and let us know what you think about this very controversial new law. Do you think the city is right to punish parents for the actions of their children?