North Tonawanda has a new law that is in effect immediately, and they're holding parents accountable.

The new law will hold parents accountable if their kid is bullying and other violations.

According to WGRZ, a parent will face a $250 fine and 15 days in jail if their child, under the age of 18, violates the city curfew, bullying or harassment rules twice in a 90-day period.

Its creation came right on the heels of a group of four 14-15-year-olds being expelled from North Tonawanda Middle School. A public group created by two parents whose son was assaulted by the group called the North Tonawanda Coalition for Safe Schools and Streets led the push for the new legislation.

This will likely affect many parents, as in 2016 more than one in five students report being bullied. Particularly with so many students constantly on social media, there are even more outlets for bullies now than ever before.

If you are a parent, it's important to stress just how important it is for your children not to bully. Both the short- and long-lasting effects can be devastating to bullying victims.

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