Bullying takes on different shapes and sizes. It also, unfortunately, affects many of the children in this country. Like most other things, some states have a bigger problem with bullies than others do. With help from a 2018 report by WalletHub, we take a look at the top 15 states in the country where bullying is a problem — and what a few states are doing to try and make things better.
The Lone Star State is in a three-way tie for first place in the country as spending the most money on truancy due to the effects of bullying in schools, according to the WalletHub report. Texas anti-bullying laws extend to cover off-campus conduct such as cyberbullying if that conduct interferes with classroom activities or a student’s educational opportunities.
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