At a certain age, Children are responsible for the actions they take and Wisconsin wants to remind parents that by implementing a new law which has made parents furious.
An anti-bullying law has passed in Shawano, Wisconsin, according to which the parents whose children are involved in bullying will be fined every time their children bully and this fine can increase to thousands of dollars. As expected, some parents think this is the right step, while others think this is just harsh for them.
Shawano, Wisconsin, has come up with a unique idea to keep its children protected from bullying. Bullying is really common, and the legislators in this town are taking some important steps to ensure that the parents know how serious an offense bullying is so that they get involved in improving their child’s behavior.
According to this new ordinance, parents will be held responsible if their child is bullying others. They believe getting the parents involved is the most effective way to curb the behavior.
If their child is found bullying others, then the child’s parents will be sent a written warning. From that time onwards, the parents have 3 months to fix this behavior.
The parents will be fined $366 if no improvements are noticed in the child’s behavior. And this fine isn’t just for one time, they will be fined every time their child bullies, meaning that fine could increase to thousands of dollars if their behavior doesn’t improve.
Parents in this town have varying opinions – while some think that this is the correct step, others believe that this is too harsh since the child’s behavior should have an effect on the parent’s finances. Shawano police have reminded the parents that this will ensure that bullying is put to an end. Similar steps have yielded positive results in other areas so that authorities are quite confident that they will be seeing positive effects soon.