Dad's lesson on bullying goes viral

Dad films daughter walking to school after she was kicked off the bus for bullying

Dad films daughter walking to school after she was kicked off the bus for bullying

Matt Cox's daughter was suspended from riding the school bus on November 30, according to Cleveland television station WEWS.

A father living in the midwestern USA state of OH made his 10-year-old daughter walk eight kilometres to school on a cold winter morning after she was kicked off her school bus for bullying.

"I am doing what I feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson and to stop her from bullying".

Cox's clip quickly went viral, racking up more than 16 million views and over 67,000 comments, many from social media users who seemed to be divided on whether the punishment was fair or cruel.

Matt Cox posted a video showing his daughter walking on the side of a road early Monday. The walk was broken up between the child's three-day suspension, and she finished the final two miles Wednesday, according to WTVG.

"I love how you followed her to make sure she was safe while still teaching a lesson". Cox says he recognizes how it could be perceived but he says he had to correct her behavior.

To some the punishment fits the crime, but others say it seems harsh.

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He later posted an update on his Facebook page, saying Kirsten is fine and has learned her lesson.

"This lovely lady is my 10-year-old daughter, who has for the second time this school year been kicked off of the school bus due to bullying another student", Cox narrated the video of him trailing his daughter to school. "I just thought friends and family would see it, and then a friend asked me to make it public so that they could share it", Cox said.

Cox said he sat down with his children to show them the comments on the video so that they could understand the effects of bullying.

He believes his daughter learned her lesson about bullying and will now appreciate the bus ride to school.

"This is my small way of trying to stop it in my household", Cox told WTVG.

He added that he hoped parents would "start holding their kids accountable".

"A lot of you parents aren't going to agree with this, but that is alright".

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