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Parents of Bullies Could Be Liable for Children’s Actions

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New Jersey passed an Anti-Bullying Act last year and a case in front of a judge there may turn the tide on who is liable for the actions of a bully.

The standard rule of thumb is, if a kid bullies someone at school and the school does not handle it well or the bullying continues, the School District is liable. Now, however, a judge is putting the weight on the parents of the bully. The parents can now be sued by the victim. Ouch!

In my opinion, bravo! Parents need to parent. Except in rare cases, bullies are that way because of the lack of or poor parenting. I know, I was bullied! I knew her family.

The Hunterdon County, NJ case could cause a ripple affect countrywide. I hope it does. I’ll be watching this case closely as it makes its way through the system and will share updates.

The big question is:

 a 12-page decision, Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone allowed two Hunterdon County districts to hold the parents of nearly a dozen alleged bullies potentially responsible in a lawsuit filed against the districts last year by the parents of a bullied Hunterdon Central Regional High School student.Read More: NJ Judge Rules Parents of Bullies Could Be Sued [POLL] | http://nj1015.com/nj-judge-rules-parents-of-bullies-could-be-sued-poll/?trackback=tsmclip
In a 12-page decision, Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone allowed two Hunterdon County districts to hold the parents of nearly a dozen alleged bullies potentially responsible in a lawsuit filed against the districts last year by the parents of a bullied Hunterdon Central Regional High School student.Read More: NJ Judge Rules Parents of Bullies Could Be Sued [POLL] | http://nj1015.com/nj-judge-rules-parents-of-bullies-could-be-sued-poll/?trackback=tsmclip

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