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WalletHub Study: California ranks among the top 10 states with bullying problems

With schools returning to in-person learning this fall and a child experiencing bullying every seven minutes, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems, as well as accompanying videos.

To identify the states where bullying is most pervasive, WalletHub compared 47 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics, ranging from “bullying-incident rate” to “truancy costs for schools” to “share of high school students bullied online.”

Bullying Prevalence & Prevention in California (1=Biggest, 24=Avg.):

  • 4th – % of High School Students Bullied on School Property
  • 27th – % of High School Students Bullied Online
  • 1st – % of High School Students Involved in Physical Fight at School
  • 12th – % of High School Students Who Missed School for Fear of Being Bullied
  • 26th – % of High School Students Who Attempted Suicide
  • 1st – Cost of Truancy for Schools Due to Bullying
  • 9th – State Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies
  • 2nd – State Anti-Cyberbullying Laws Requiring School Policy

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This article was released by WalletHub.