Indiana among the best dealing with childhood bullying


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

Indiana ranked among the best states in dealing with the issue of bullying.

The Hoosier state ranks near the bottom of the list of states with the biggest bullying problems at 44th according to  the study.

Ohio ranked nearly the same at #42. California was the state with the worst bullying problem, followed by Wisconsin.

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 Indiana (1=Biggest, 24=Avg.):

  • 28th – % of High School Students Bullied on School Property
  • 21st – % of High School Students Bullied Online
  • 44th – % of High School Students Involved in Physical Fight at School
  • 39th – % of High School Students Who Missed School for Fear of Being Bullied
  • 21st – % of High School Students Who Attempted Suicide
  • 17th – Cost of Truancy for Schools Due to Bullying
  • 42nd – Student-to-Counselor Ratio

For the full report, please visit:


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