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Study: Kentucky Ranks Among Best At Controlling Bullying

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With Feb. 9 being Stop Bullying Day and more than 160,000 children missing school every day in the U.S. out of fear of being bullied, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015's Best & Worst States at Controlling Bullying.

To identify the areas of the U.S. where bullying is most pervasive, WalletHub analyzed 42 states and the District of Columbia across nine key metrics, ranging from bullying incident rates online and on school property to the cost of truancy (lower attendance) for schools. You can read the original article here.
 

 Best States at Controlling Bullying Worst States at Controlling Bullying
 1Massachusetts 34Idaho
 2Rhode Island 35Arizona
 3Oklahoma 36Michigan
 4Delaware 37Illinois
 5District of Columbia 38Tennessee
 6Nebraska 39North Dakota
 7New Mexico 40Montana
 8Kentucky 41Missouri
 9North Carolina 42Louisiana
 10Florida 43Arkansas
 
Key Stats

  • The percentage of high school students who were bullied on school property is two times higher in Montana than in the District of Columbia.
     
  • The percentage of high school students who were bullied online is three times higher in Maine than in the District of Columbia.
     
  • The percentage of high school students involved in a physical fight on school property is three times higher in the District of Columbia than in Massachusetts.
     
  • The percentage of high school students who missed school out of fear of being bullied is four times higher in Louisiana than in Massachusetts.
     
  • The percentage of high school students who attempted suicide is three times higher in Rhode Island than in Massachusetts.
     
  • The cost of truancy for schools as a result of bullying is sixty times higher in New York than in North Dakota.

To read the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit: 
http://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-at-controlling-bullying/9920/
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