Hear the daddy’s now-viral message in the video above
An Ohio father’s message about bullying has gone viral.
In a now-viral video titled “Life classes,” Matt Cox, of Swanton, explains his daughter was suspended from driving the varsity bus on Nov. 30 as a consequence of bullying one other scholar.
Cox stated his daughter informed him that he had to drive her to high school the next week, however he decided to teach her a lesson as an alternative.
“Let me make this extremely clear: Bullying is unacceptable. Especially in my household,” he stated. “Friday, when my daughter brought house her paperwork for her bus suspension, she stated, ‘Daddy, you’re going to need to take me to high school subsequent week.’ As you see, this morning she is studying otherwise.”
Within the video, Cox stated a variety of youngsters at the moment really feel that the things their mother and father do for them are a proper and not a privilege.
“So at present, my lovely daughter is going to stroll 5 miles to high school in 36-diploma climate. I do know lots of you mother and father aren’t going to agree with this. However that is alright, because I’m doing what I really feel is true to teach my daughter a lesson and cease her from bullying,” he stated.
Cox advised WEWS his daughter was upset when she first began walking on Monday.
Through the walk, Cox talked to his daughter about how her actions have been the rationale she was walking. He stated by the top of the stroll she calmed down and realized that if she hadn’t bullied others she would nonetheless be on the bus.
The video has been shared greater than 330,000 occasions and has been seen more than 15 million occasions.
Cox stated he was shocked when he came upon the video went viral.
“I was in complete shock that so many people responded once I originally posted it. I simply thought friends and family would see it, after which a pal asked me to make it public in order that they might share it,” Cox stated. “By the time I awakened the subsequent day I had a whole lot of messages in my inbox and saw that there have been fairly a couple of views.”
Cox stated he sat down together with his youngsters to point out them the feedback on the video in order that they might understand the consequences of bullying.
“She, along with my different two youngsters, appear to point out quite a lot of empathy in the direction of a few of the sad stories that I learn with them,” Cox stated.
He believes his daughter discovered her lesson about bullying and will now recognize the bus journey to high school.
Cox hopes that when others view the video, they may study just how a lot phrases can harm others.
“I simply hope that via the video being shared youngsters can have a look and skim a few of the comments and tutorials on the submit and see simply how much words can harm and reduce deep and may have lasting results on these concerned typically in probably the most awful instances life-ending results,” Cox stated.
“I additionally hope that oldsters see the video and begin holding their youngsters accountable for their actions and cease sweeping their kid’s actions underneath the rug with the ideology that youngsters can be youngsters. We as mother and father have to stop the bullying on the home front because bullying only…