Michigan Ranks 9th Among the Top 10 States with Bullying Problems

(WSYM) - With back-to-school season upon us and 19% of high school students reporting being bullied on school property, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems as well as accompanying videos .

To identify the states where bullying is most pervasive, WalletHub’s analysts 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 Michigan (1=Biggest, 24=Avg.):

  • 11th – % of High School Students Bullied on School Property
  • 5th – % of High School Students Bullied Online
  • 15th – % of High School Students Involved in Physical Fight at School
  • 16th – % of High School Students Who Missed School for Fear of Being Bullied
  • 23rd – % of High School Students Who Attempted Suicide
  • 11th – 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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