U.S. dad makes daughter walk 8km to school for bullying on bus

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A father in the U.S. who was told by his daughter he'd have to drive her to school after she was kicked off the bus for bullying has received worldwide reaction for his response.

A U.S. father's decision to make his 10-year-old daughter walk kilometres to school over three days as punishment for bullying is causing controversy among parents online. (He broke up the miles over her three-day suspension, 13 ABC explains.) In a video filmed while he followed slowly behind her in his vehicle, Cox says, "So children, if you're watching this, please understand that bullying is unacceptable".

As of Thursday, more than 340,000 people had shared the video, and it had been viewed 15 million times.

A father from OH posted a video on Facebook showing his daughter walking to school in the cold while he drives slowly behind her - and it sparked strong reactions from viewers. "As you can see this morning, she is learning otherwise".

Instead, he would make her walk to school.

Numerous 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.

However, others pointed out that by shaming her with the punishment video, the girl was arguably being bullied by her father.

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"I just want the kids to know that words truly do hurt", he said.

"Bullying is unacceptable", Mr Cox said.

Matt Cox took to Facebook on Monday to share footage of his young daughter making the five-mile trek to her school amid frigid temperatures as punishment after she was suspended from her bus for bullying.

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

Someone else commented: "Cure bullying with bullying".

Cox commentates in the video, sharing his views on "life lessons" and '#HOLDOURKIDSACOUNTABLE'. "So that was me showing how I hold my kid accountable".

He added that he hoped parents would "start holding their kids accountable". "We as parents need to stop the bullying on the home front because bullying only breeds bullying".