Report: California Ranks No. 1 in Bullying
California has a bullying problem. That’s the main conclusion from a new WalletHub report that looked at student-on-student harassment across the nation.
WalletHub examined 47 states plus the District of Columbia across three dimensions: 1) bullying prevalence 2) bullying impact and treatment 3) anti-bullying laws.
California has the worst bullying numbers in the U.S. overall, followed by Alaska, Nevada and New Jersey. Students in Delaware seem to be the kindest.
California has one of the highest rates of bullying on school property and leads the nation in physical fights on campus. The Golden State is making headway in preventing online bullying, however. Rates of cyber bullying in California schools were well below that of traditional, on-campus harassment. California also ranked 2nd for anti-cyber bullying laws.
List and data were compiled by WalletHub and do not reflect statistics on all states.