A Fine for Bullying

To be or not to be?

Introduction

Is bullying so bad, that there should be a fine? I'm pretty sure there shouldn't be one, because bullies are caught about as much as an orange sheep in a field of red sheep. Even if there was a fine, who would pay it?
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Who Should Pay It?

The Parents?

There are different reasons for bullying. It could be because of the parents raising the child badly, or because the child was bullied and started to bully so (s)he wouldn't get bullied anymore. But, if the parents weren't involved, why should they pay the fine? The parents most likely didn't have anything to do with the incident whatsoever, so in conclusion, the parents shouldn't pay it. But what about...

The Bully?

Probably. The bully is the one who caused the trouble in the first place. Why should his/her parents have to pay? It's not always the parent's fault. Besides, if the parents pay, it's just teaching the bully he can get away with everything, and plus, if the parents caused the bullying, then the parents paying the fine wouldn't help. The bully would learn a lesson, so the bully would never bully again. If the bully had to pay for it, and WORK for it. (S)he would learn his/her lesson and (hopefully) never bully again.

How It Could Work

It makes them work to make up for their actions

Good parents will make their child work so he/she will learn their lesson. It's bad to bully! Some kids would learn the lesson, but some wouldn't, because they would never get caught. Isn't that horrible?

Will It Work?

No. Not all bullies get caught! It wouldn't be fair for one bully to get caught but not another one! I think it would be best if there were no fine. If there were no fine, it would be fair. A fine would be good, if all bullies got caught. Bullies only get caught about 4% of the time! If we could make that 4% to 100%, then I would support a fine for bullying. Sadly, that's not possible right now.

Conclusion

I now know that bullying is a strange phenomenon, truly worth the time and effort needed to fix it. I find it outrageous that not all bullies are caught. It should be easy to catch a bully. I strongly recommend people work on stopping bullying for good. That would be a tremendous achievement. But in the meantime, we have to deal with the dread of harassment. Sadly, a fine won't do it.

Sources

"A New School Year Means Bullies Could Face Harsh Punishment."School Bullies Could Face Harsh, Legal Punishment. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2015.

"Should Parents of Bullies Be Punished ?" NoBullyingBullying Cyber Bullying Resources Advice. N.p., 05 Oct. 2013. Web. 26 May 2015.

"Committee for Children - Fostering the Safety and Well-being of Children through Social-emotional Learning and Development. BULLYING PREVENTION Related Articles Why Kids Don't Report Bullying." Committee for Children - Fostering the Safety and Well-being of Children through Social-emotional Learning and Development. BULLYING PREVENTION Related Articles Why Kids Don't Report Bullying. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2015.