Friday, May 5, 2017

Question: Should Parents of Bullies Be Held Responsible?

As long as they have been several warnings written/verbal/meetings about what their child does, I do believe parents should bear some legal responsibility when their child is bullying others in school. I suffered from bullying in school from time to time, and NOBODY cared. The problem of bullying can be addressed and corrected most of the time. 

What do you think?  

11 comments:

  1. Sadly some parents put in their kids heads that they do not have to listen to anyone else but Mom and Dad. So yes, I believe the parents need to be held somewhat responsible. I was bullied in school too but back then, we just thought that how it was. I had enough friends that protected me. I hate to see what I see now days with the bullying. Breaks my heart!!!! They need punished!!!!
    Lisa

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  2. Yes,they should be held responsible. If to them. Who?

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  3. I've noticed that a lot of the kids who end up being bullies are either being bullied by their parents at home, or their parents think that their kid is perfect and can do no wrong. Simply telling those parents that their child is a bully won't accomplish anything. If they have to suffer consequences, it would probably make more of a difference in curbing the bullying.

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  4. I firmly believe that parents should be held responsible for their children's actions. It's unfortunate that more often than not nothing is done about this type of behavior.

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  5. Yes, if parents have been notified that their child is the source of bullying, they should be held responsible.

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  6. I agree they should be held responsible.

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  7. Yes, they should be held responsible. Bullies breed bullies.
    Turnip Top is a good example.
    Colin

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  8. I'm guessing that a lot of the bullies have difficult home lives or other challenges that make them this way. Holding the parents responsible is a short term solution and the parents who are punished will then punish their bullying kids. And the cycle continues. These kids also need help and a positive role model to help them build self esteem and break the cycle.

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  9. I do think they need to be held responsible. I give my girls a firm talk at the beginning of the year that if I ever catch wind that they are bullying someone, they aren't going to like the consequences when they get home. Thankfully, I've raised to awesome young women who actually stand up for the kids who are bullied at school.

    Additionally, I do think parents should try to contact the bully's parents as soon as they find out their child is being bullied. I had to call the mom of a boy who was making inappropriate comments on my daughter's social media. The mom was mortified to hear that he son was a bully and immediately took action to fix the problem. Sometimes kids are sneaky and hide under their parents radar when it comes to doing things they shouldn't. If the parents are notified and do nothing to get their child to stop, then I think they are just as responsible for the bullying as the bully is.

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  10. If any kid of mine bullied, they wouldn't like the consequences. So yeah, parents should be held responsible. I never got bullied because if they pushed me, I pushed back. So I was left alone.

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  11. Absolutely! Parents should be notified if their child is involved in bullying and told to remedy the situation. And there should be ramifications if things don't improve.

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