Local authorities react to Wisconsin bullying law

Here is some advice to handle and make sure your kids are not bullies.

SEMINOLE, Fla. -- You've heard how bullying is becoming a bigger and bigger problem.

What if you got fined for your child's behavior?

Imagine paying more than $360 or almost $700 for a second offense.

A Wisconsin town is now fining parents for children's bullying.

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We inquired to find out if a similar plan to fight back against bullying would help our kids in the Bay Area.

Walking the halls of Osceola Middle School in Seminole, Pinellas County SRO Ural Darling is always thinking about prevent bullying.  

“[Students] they don't have to accept it and they don't have to be a part of it,” he said.

After hearing about the bullying ordinance in Shawano, Wisconsin, he said he doesn't think it's necessary.

“I wouldn't want to tax a parent because sometimes they don't understand what the kids are doing and they don't know what the kids are doing.”

He said Osceola avoids big problems by solving the little ones.

"If you don't speak up, it's not going to go away on its own." 

John Graden, founder of antibullyplan.com, believes parents need to first realize, bullying can be a problem with their kids.

“Most families of bullies are in denial that their child is bullying.”

And, this might not be popular, but keeping kids away from the internet is one of the best ways to avoid issues.

“We've even heard of parents taking kids that were bullied out of the school, physically separating them, but the abuse continued online and the child eventually committed suicide.”

He said all parents need to come up with a plan.

“We teach our families to document everything, to create like a police evidence log with photographs, interviews, and listing the witnesses that were there.

Whether online or in school, it seems they all want to deliver a united message: no bullying is acceptable! 


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