New Local Law Says Parents of Bullies Must Pay Fines if They Don’t Control Their Kids | LawNewz
Interesting approach. I'm always intrigued by local ordinances that experiment with unusual approaches to solving problems. There is something called "vicarious liability," where one person is held legally responsible for the conduct of another person, but I've never read about it being applied in this way. Bullying is a big problem and currently nobody pays for it except the kids who get bullied. Teachers and principals pretend they don't know it is happening, parents deny that their precious snowflake would ever bully anybody, the police pretend that crimes like assault and robbery aren't crimes if they happen in a school, and the bullies get away with it. So here is an effort to fine the parents of the bully. But is it legal to impose fines on parents for not preventing something their kid did when he was at school, supposedly under the control of school officials?