Father Makes Bully Daughter Walk Eight Kilometres To School

Cox also said his punishment for his daughter will ensure she learns to appreciate privileges that she otherwise might have taken for granted.

Matt Cox, a native of Swanton, Ohio, is dividing opinions across the country after he chose to punish his 10-year-old daughter for bullying by making her walk the 5 miles to school in near-freezing temperatures.

"I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this and that's alright", Cox can be heard saying during the video, which runs almost two minutes. "So today, my attractive daughter is going to walk five miles (eight kilometres) to school in 36 degree (2C) weather".

Dad Makes 10-Year-Old Daughter Walk Five Miles To School As Punishment For Bullying. "I hope that parents hold their kids accountable".

"Except now she'll take this out on the kid she was bullying or another kid", they wrote.

"I, like numerous folks who commented on the video, would like to know more about the bullying, the origins".

Kirsten said she'd been bullied herself, but the punishment - which was actually split up over multiple days, her father said - has taught her the lesson it intended.

A father in the United States has been slammed for the harsh punishment he dished out to his daughter after discovering she had been bullying another child.

"I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this and that's alright", he says. "Though she probably deserved to be punished, internet videos are forever".

We asked BBC readers to tell us what they thought of Mr Cox's parenting strategy. "Too many parents cop out and blame their school for not bringing up their children right".

They "seem to show a great deal of empathy towards some of the sad stories that I read with them", Mr Cox said.

School buses are pictured on January 15, 2013 in New York City.

Cox told the news outlet that he understands why a lot of parents feel the punishment is harsh but said children must be held accountable for their actions.

Matt hopes that children and parents alike start to take the threat of bullying more seriously.

Vanessa Coleman