A mother’s Facebook post has gone viral, publicly shaming her son for bullying a new student at school. Within a matter of days, the post was shared more than 50,000 times and received thousands of comments.
Read her message, in full, below.
Absolutely disgusted that my 12-year-old son saw fit to purposefully tread on a new girls foot at school and twist his foot with such force it broke her brand new shoes (causing the heel) to snap.
I’ll tell you something Jacob if you so much as breath in her or anyone’s direction in a bullying manner I will personally hand you over to their parents for every demeaning chore they see fit for as long as they do… kiss goodbye to your birthday money as you will be buying the girl a new pair of shoes and a bunch of flowers! #iwillnothaveabullyinmyhouse
Update. To answer a few questions, yes my son can see it, he was tagged in it before it went viral(which I didn’t realise was going to happen) so his friends could see that his actions have consequences, he is not big, clever, hard or funny, he’s a 12-year-old boy answerable to his mam.
I don’t much care who doesn’t agree with my parenting style, my son humiliated and embarrassed a girl, regardless of his reasoning (which was he didn’t expect to break the shoe he just thought she may step out of it or stumble) that little girl still cried, for anyone’s knowledge that girl may have left her old school because she was being bullied… then imagine how much worse my son’s ridiculous act would have made her feel.
So my so-called embarrassing him online is a to be quite frankly nothing in comparison to the humiliation that little girl had to face walking round with a broken shoe and red eyes from crying when she is new.
Ps… of course I sat and spoke to him about his behavior, I didn’t just tag him in a post and he read it! I am wholly confident this was a single occurrence which won’t be repeated.
Some people criticized the mother for publicly shaming her 12-year-old son, while others applauded her actions. After the post went viral, she made a follow-up post responding to the criticism. “…I stand wholly by his punishment,” she mentioned in her follow-up.
Do you this mom’s actions were justified? Pass this on let us know your thoughts in the comments.