Dad Makes His 10-Year-Old Walk Five Miles To School As Punishment For Bullying

The dad of a 10-year-old girl made his daughter walk five miles to school as punishment for bullying another child.

Matt Cox, from Ohio, decided to teach his daughter Kirsten a lesson by not only making her walk, but also drove slowly alongside her while filming it - the video has now been viewed millions of times all over the world.

In the clip he says: "This lovely lady is my 10-year-old daughter who has, for the second time this year, been kicked off the school bus due to bullying another student. Let me make this extremely clear, bullying is unacceptable, especially in my house.

"A lot of children today feel that the things their parents do for them is a right and not a privilege, such as parents taking their children to school in the morning or even bus rides to school in the morning.

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

"All of that is a privilege and should be treated as such, so today my beautiful daughter is going to walk five miles to school in 36 (Fahrenheit) degree weather. I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this and that's alright.

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

On the Facebook post he captioned the video 'life lessons' and told 13ABC he hopes other children will see this and make a choice to be kinder to others.

He said: "Parents need to hold their kids accountable. That was me showing how I hold my kid accountable. I'm not going to be another parent that's just going to brush things under the rug and say 'kids will be kids'."

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

Kirsten explained that her dad's punishment did indeed make her learn her lesson for bullying as she'd been in a similar position in the past herself.

"I was bullied many times by kids bigger than me," she said.

Matt added that he didn't make her walk the entire five mile walk in one go - she did break it up over her three-day suspension from going on the bus.

Featured Image Credit: Matt Cox/Facebook

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is journalist from West Cumbria, recently moved to Manchester for an exciting opportunity at LADbible. She used to work as an editor of a small newspaper, in Cumbria. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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