Should Parents Get in Trouble for Raising Bullies?

There’s a new approach in the fight against bullies—ticketing their parents. In Monona, Wisconsin, moms and dads whose kids repeatedly bully others can now be ticketed by police and fined in municipal court. This approach is part of a broader anti-bullying ordinance passed May 20 by the Monona City Council, in response to a general concern about bullying, school shootings, and teen suicides. Monona Police Chief Wally Ostrenga says that these tickets will be given sparingly, and only if the parents are proving to be uncooperative. A first violation carries […]

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