SHAWANO, Wis. – Law enforcement in one Wisconsin town has a new way to combat bullying.
Authorities in Shawano, Wis. can now fine parents who do not address bullying with their children after it has been reported.
According to NBC26, police will work with the Shawano School District to identify bullies and notify parents.
When a complaint is filed, parents have 90 days to improve their child’s behavior.
If the bullying continues, parents face a $366 fine.
If there is a second offense within a year, parents will be fined $681.
The ordinance is not limited to bullying at school.
According to NBC26, the ordinance prohibits bullying of any kind, including cyber-bullying, within Shawano city limits.