Dad has daughter, 10, walk 5 miles to school after bullying incident

Dad Makes 10-Year-Old Daughter Walk Five Miles To School As Punishment For Bullying. Credit Matt Cox  Facebook

Dad Makes 10-Year-Old Daughter Walk Five Miles To School As Punishment For Bullying. Credit Matt Cox Facebook

He made her trudge to school on a cold day while he followed behind in a auto. Millions of views and thousands of comments later, it became clear that many others felt it was right, too.

Cox posted a video to Facebook which shows his daughter walking "five miles to school in 36-degree weather", according to the father.

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

"Bullying is unacceptable", he said.

Cox told WTVG-TV that he wanted to use his daughter as an example.

In the video, Cox said a lot of children today feel that the things their parents do for them are a right and not a privilege.

Cox told WTVG he thinks the punishment worked, but he would give his daughter those same consequences again if he had to.

His daughter, Kirsten, says she's learned her lesson, especially since she knows how it feels when people aren't nice.

The video has been shared more than 340,000 times as of Thursday morning.

"As the grandparent of an autistic boy who has been the victim of neighbourhood bullies, I applaud you! Wish there were more parents like you".

"Parents need to hold their kids accountable".

Dad Makes 10-Year-Old Daughter Walk Five Miles To School As Punishment For Bullying. Credit Matt Cox  Facebook
Dad Makes 10-Year-Old Daughter Walk Five Miles To School As Punishment For Bullying. Credit Matt Cox Facebook

To some the punishment fits the crime, but others say it seems harsh. She probably spends at least that much time every day during the winter running around outdoors at recess or after school with her friends. In the video, he can be heard telling his viewers that his daughter had been kicked out of the school bus for the second time this year for bullying another student.

"I believe when she is older she will be thankful for this lesson you've taught her", another person wrote.

Ultimately, one parent agreed, "Your child, your choice of punishment".

"You teach your daughter to bully", one follower said.

"I admire this father for his action. Something isn't right at home when kids become bullies".

"Awful. Any parent that betrays their child's privacy so they can get their moment of fame and pat on the back is appalling".

He videoed the punishment and took to Facebook to make a statement against bullying.

Someone else commented: "Cure bullying with bullying".

"There has to be ongoing conversations about bullying and the impact it has", Prof Espelage added.

School buses are pictured on January 15, 2013 in New York City. "That was me showing how I hold my kid accountable", Cox said.

"Lesson learned!" said Cox.

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