Local Ohio dad makes girl walk miles to school for bullying on bus Published 6 days ago on December 6, 2018 By Aldin Pinkott Share Tweet Image copyright Matt Cox/Facebook Image caption This was the second time his daughter had been reprimanded for bullying on the bus, the father said An Ohio father who made his daughter walk five miles (8km) to school as punishment for bullying has provoked a debate on parenting. After 10-year-old Kirsten was suspended for three days from the school bus for a second-time bullying offence, Matt Cox decided to teach her a life lesson. He made her walk to school on a cold day while he followed behind in a car. The video of the Swanton father’s punishment has garnered over 15m views on Facebook and thousands of comments. In the viral clip, Mr Cox’s daughter is seen walking slowly alongside a road, backpack and school supplies in hand in 2C (36F) temperatures. Mr Cox follows behind her in his car, offering commentary on entitlement and bullying. “Bullying is unacceptable,” he said. “This is my small way of trying to stop it in my household.” Mr Cox added that many children feel entitled to privileges like being taken to school in the morning via car or bus. “I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this and that’s alright. “I am doing what I feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson and to stop her from bullying.” In a Facebook update shared on Wednesday, Mr Cox said his daughter had taken his words to heart. According to WTVG News, Mr Cox broke up Kirsten’s walk over her three-day school bus suspension this week. The 10-year-old told WTVG she herself had been bullied and now knows to be kind. Children point finger at adults over bullying Schoolboy walks miles to fight off bullies Many of the 63,000 comments that have since popped up on his video have been positive, with parents of bullies and bullied alike thanking Mr Cox for his parenting. “As the grandparent of an autistic boy who has been the victim of neighbourhood bullies, I applaud you! Too many parents do nothing,” read one reply. Read another: “Wish more parents took the time to hold their children accountable for unacceptable behaviour.” However, others pointed out that by shaming her with the punishment video, the girl was arguably being bullied by her father. “Humiliate her by putting her on Facebook being punished. Irony,” one user commented. “Ok but wait, is she bullying other kids or did you stop to hear her explanation? Was she reacting to being bullied and just got caught? If public shaming is your idea of punishment no wonder she’s acting out,” said another. Mr Cox told News 5 Cleveland that he showed Kirsten and his two other children the video and people’s comments on it. They “seem[ed] to show a great deal of empathy towards some of the sad stories that I read with them,” Mr Cox said. He added that he hoped parents would “start holding their kids accountable”. 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