Should parents be ticketed for a child's bullying? - KMSP-TV

  • Should parents be fined if their child's bullying becomes a problem at school?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes
    68%
    405 votes
    No
    32%
    192 votes
  • Join the conversation!

Should parents be ticketed for a child's bullying?

Posted: Updated:
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Parents in Monona, Wis. can now be ticketed if their children are repeatedly bullying others.

The Wisconsin State Journal says the approach is part of a larger anti-bullying ordinance passed May 20 by the Monona City Council -- it appears to be pinned to a national effort aimed at reducing youth bullying and harassment.

According to the ordinance, before being ticketed, a parent or guardian must be informed in writing by an officer of a separate bullying violation by the same individual within the past 90 days. A ticket is a municipal code violation, not a criminal offense -- only the state Legislature is able to deem something a criminal offense.

First-time offenders to the parent-liability clause will be fined $114. Subsequent violations within the same year carry fines of $177 each.

The ordinance is meant to stop repeat offenders, and local officials say the ordinance would only be implemented in a last-case scenario and when parents aren't working to solve the problem.

Officials hope the threat of a ticket will get parents to notice and fix their child's behavior.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Should parents be held responsible for a child's bullying? Join the discussion on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fox9kmsp/posts/10151634147834138

 

Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices