OPINION | Barry Richard: Would Fining Parents Reduce Bullying?
The next wave of defense to protect our snowflake generation comes from Pennsylvania, where State Rep. Frank Burns (D-Cambria) has filed legislation to punish the parents of kids who bully other kids.
Under Burns' proposed law, schools would be required to notify parents each time their child bullies another. A first offense would result in the parents being notified of what action was taken by the school.
A second offense gets dicier. Parents would be required to participate in a parenting class on bullying, and would be asked to attend a bullying resolution conference.
Three or more offenses in the same school year would result in a court citation and a $500 fine and/or community service. According to Burns: