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New Law Could Send Parents To Jail If Their Kids Bully Other Children

Most of us have a story about experiences with bullies from when we were in school. What if there was a new law that held not only the children accountable, but their parents?

Fortunately for kids today, most schools have become a lot more aware of bullying and have taken a stricter stance on it. But has one small American town gone too far?

The town of North Tonawanda in western New York passed a new rule on the 1st of October that allows parents to be fined $250, or be sentenced to 15 days in jail if their child violates city laws two or more times within a 90-day span.

City law includes rules against breaking curfews and bullying, which means the parents in North Tonawanda could possibly face jail for their kid’s unruly behavior in school.

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Then, the city officials stated that the new law was designed specifically to help reduce instances of bullying in the town after a bullied child’s mother started a movement for change.

“We hope to never need to use this law but it’s there in extreme cases,” Greg Woytila, superintendent of North Tonawanda’s city school district, told ABC News.

The new law has stirred up plenty of controversy and it wasn’t long before Twitter was buzzing with people’s opinion on the matter. Some believe the law is a step in the right direction and others clearly disagree.

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Hopefully, the law won’t need to be used at all. At least it’s causing some much needed debate on the issue of bullying.


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