Everyone's desperately trying to figure out how to stop kids from bullying each other. And one town in Wisconsin has an interesting new approach . . . make it FINANCIALLY painful for parents to let their kids be terrible.
Monona, Wisconsin is a suburb of Madison in the southern part of the state. And the city just passed an ordinance that will FINE parents if their kids are bullies.
If the police get a report about a kid bullying another kid, they'll issue a written warning to the kid's parents. If the kid keeps bullying, their parents will be hit with a $114 fine . . . then a $177 fine on every future offense.
The ordinance officially bans anyone over age 12 from, quote, "intimidating, emotionally abusing, slandering, threatening, or intimidating another person without legitimate purpose."
The National Bullying Prevention Center says this is the first time they've heard of a city fining parents if their kids are bullies.