Published On: Mon, Oct 9th, 2017

North Tonawanda, New York: Town To Punish Parents For Kids’ Bullying. Is This The Right Approach? [Opinion]

North Tonowanda New York is punishing parents for their kids' bullying

Remember when you were in elementary school, and the teacher punished the entire class because of that one kid who wouldn’t stop acting up? Now imagine that same injustice thrust upon you as an adult, only you’re being punished not for another adult’s behavior, but for your own child’s.

That’s the approach one upstate New York town is attempting to take in order to prevent bullying.

As WIVB-TV (Buffalo) reports, North Tonawanda, New York passed a law last week punishing parents whose children are bullies with anything ranging from a $ 250 fine on up to 15 days in jail.

They’re not kidding, says North Tonawanda Mayor Art Pappas.

“We want the message out there that we’re serious about this. We don’t want anyone to be afraid to be in our city, or walk the streets or go to school.”

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North Tonawanda, New York: Town To Punish Parents For Kids’ Bullying. Is This The Right Approach? [Opinion]