Bullying is Out of Control in These U.S. States

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.

15. Texas

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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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