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WalletHub: New Jersey ranks among the top 10 states with bullying problems

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey ranks among the top 10 states with bullying problems, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With 20% of students ages 12-18 experience bullying, the personal-finance website WalletHub Wednesday released its report on 2023’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems.

To identify the states where bullying is most pervasive, WalletHub compared 47 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics, ranging from the bullying-incident rate to truancy costs for schools to the share of high school students bullied online.

Bullying Prevalence & Prevention in New Jersey (1=Biggest, 24=Avg.):

  • Overall rank for New Jersey: 4th
  • 20th – % of High School Students Bullied on School Property
  • 27th – % of High School Students Bullied Online
  • 5th – % of High School Students Involved in Physical Fight at School
  • 17th – % of High School Students Who Missed School for Fear of Being Bullied
  • 7th – Cost of Truancy for Schools Due to Bullying
  • 13th – Student-to-Counselor Ratio
  • 9th – State Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies
  • 2nd – State Anti-Cyberbullying Laws Requiring School Policy

Source: WalletHub
Top 5 states with the biggest bullying problems:
  1. California
  2. Alaska
  3. Nevada
  4. New Jersey
  5. Louisiana

Top 5 states with the least bullying problems:

  1. Delaware
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Rhode Island
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Maine

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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