"Bullying" is a really big buzzword right now. In fact you seldom hear the word "bullying" without "anti" in front of it.
Yes, when you were walking uphill to and from school kids picked on you and you brushed it off, but these are different times. There's no denying that bullying is a problem that needs to be addressed, and one Wisconsin town tried doing just that.
As part of an anti-bullying ordinance that passed in Monona late last month, parents of repeat offenders can be ticketed by police and fined up to $114 the first time, and $177 for any other violations during the same year. Before the first fine, parents would be warned that their children were on notice, the Wisconsin State Journal reports, and those who are really trying to deal with the behavior would not be ticketed.
... and for the record, this includes cyber bullying. Vote in our poll below. Do you think Monona is right on the money? Or are they themselves guilty of the very thing they're trying to stop?