Paying the Price for Bullying

Young woman getting bullied at school

Bullying is a big, ongoing issue. And even though it’s been a front-and-center for the past few years, some kids are still coping with the reality of dealing with a bully. But now, at least one community has a new idea for making it stop — giving the bully’s parents a ticket.

In Monona, Wisconsin, a¬†law known as the Parent Liability Ordinance says that parents will face a fine of $114 if they ignore warnings from police about their kid repeatedly bullying another. Some students think the idea won’t work, but the police say they hope the law will ultimately help at least some of the 3.2 million students who are bullied each year.

We want to know what you think. Vote in the poll and then weigh in with a comment about why you made your choice below.

(If you’re dealing with a bully and need help coping, check out our list of resources here.)

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