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.
An Ohio father forced his 10-year-old daughter to walk 5 miles to school after she was kicked off the bus for bullying, and his subsequent anti-bullying message went viral after being posted on social media. "Let me make this extremely clear: bullying is unacceptable, especially in my household".
He shared the video on his Facebook page, which received an overwhelming response from users - both criticizing and praising his lesson. "Because I'm doing what I feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson and to stop her from bullying".
After 10-year-old Kirsten was suspended for three days from the school bus for a second-time bullying offence, Matt Cox chose to teach her a life lesson.
However, the experience seems to have been successful.
Kirsten said she's learned her lesson, saying it makes her "sad" when people aren't nice.
Riding the school bus or getting a lift from your parents is a privilege, he said during the video, and one his daughter had lost with her bad behavior.
His divisive behaviour led some to point out that Mr Cox appeared to be guilty of bullying his own daughter, particularly as he filmed and shared the punishment, identifying his child by name. "We as parents need to stop the bullying on the home front because bullying only breeds bullying", Cox said. She admitted that she was "sad" after being bullied. "Tough love, indeed", and, "I believe when she is older she will be thankful for this lesson you've taught her". She probably spends at least that much time every day during the winter running around outdoors at recess or after school with her friends.
A third person added: "I think you're doing the right thing and she's fortunate to have a dad that's raising her right". "That was me showing how I hold my kid accountable", Cox said.
Cox said he split Kirsten's punishment over three days and she finished on Wednesday.
"Good job dad. I agree with your decision because bullying is not acceptable", reads a comment.