Bullying In School Leads to Higher Truancy Rates

With back-to-school season upon us and more than 160,000 children missing school every day in the U.S. out of fear of being bullied, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems.

To identify the states where bullying is most pervasive, WalletHub’s analysts compared 45 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics, ranging from “bullying-incident rate” to “truancy costs for schools” to “percentage of high school students bullied online.”

Bullying Prevalence & Prevention in Texas (1=Biggest, 23=Avg.):

• 8th – % of High School Students Involved in Physical Fight at School

• 12th – % of High School Students Who Missed School Out of Fear of Being Bullied

• 12th – % of High School Students Who Attempted Suicide

• 1st – Cost of Truancy for Schools Due to Bullying

• 1st – State Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

• 2nd – State Anti-Cyberbullying Laws Requiring School Policy

• 1st – Percentage of School Districts with LGBT Protections

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