Well here is some good news to share about the Hoosier state, and I'm so glad that I figured out it was good news. At first, I completely misunderstood the results of this report, and I was preparing to write about how bad the bullying problem is in Indiana. Thankfully, the opposite is true here - according to this report, there are only four other states with fewer bullying problems than Indiana. But what does that really mean?

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WalletHub just released a report called 2021’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems, and I'm excited to say that Indiana is ranked #44 on the list (out of 48 states). The results were not so favorable for California, which was at the top of the list - a place you don't want to be in this particular case. As for the rest of the Tri-State area, Kentucky landed at #39 on the list, and Illinois came in at #29.

How Were The States Graded?

WalletHub looked at three different aspects of bullying...

  1. Bullying Prevalence: This has to do with the amount of bullying and cyberbullying incidents, and the amount of physical violence associated with these incidents. Indiana ranked #44 in this category.
  2. Bullying Impact & Treatment: Metrics in this category include the number of students who missed school because of bullying, the cost of truancy for schools due to bullying, and others. Indiana ranked #24 in this category.
  3. Anti-Bullying Laws: This category addresses how states and schools are addressing and dealing with bullying and cyberbullying. Indiana ranked #41 in this category.

There is, obviously, a lot more to this report, and if this kind of thing is the least bit interesting to you, I would highly recommend you READ THE FULL REPORT for yourself. At the very least, you can scroll over the map below to see how the rest of the country scored.

Source: WalletHub

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