Connecticut ranks among the bottom 10 states with bullying problems

According to a study done by the personal-finance website WalletHub, Connecticut ranks among the bottom 10 states with 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 Connecticut (1=Biggest, 23=Avg.):

  • 34th – % of High School Students Bullied on School Property
  • 33rd – % of High School Students Bullied Online
  • 19th – % of High School Students Who Missed School Out of Fear of Being Bullied
  • 33rd – % of High School Students Who Attempted Suicide
  • 34th – Percentage of High School Students Who Experienced Feeling Sad or Hopeless
  • 40th – Number of Psychologists per Capita
  • 36th – Percentage of School Districts with LGBT Protections

For the full report, visit wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-at-controlling-bullying/9920/

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