Parents of bullies to face jail time

Parents of bullies to face jail time

If you live in a certain American city, you could find yourself behind bars if your child is a bully.

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It's all thanks to a new law in North Tonawanda in New York.

The law aims to discipline the parents as children are too young to face penalties.

The law would threaten parents with up to 15 days in jail or a $250 (R2956.46) fine, or both, if the child is found guilty of taking away the rights of another minor.

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According to USA Today, Police chief Daniel Ault of Plover said: "It's not us telling you how to raise your children. It's us telling you please raise your children."

South Africa has had its fair share of viral school bullying videos surface online over the past year, so maybe this law would be of use in South Africa?

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