Study: Bullying Least Likely In Massachusetts
Besides the brutal winters, (subjective), Massachusetts is a pretty nice state to live in. Massachusetts is ranked number one in education, number one in access to health care, (US News and World Report), and now a new study shows that, bullying, is least likely to occur in Massachusetts.
Now you may be saying, "Well that's a screwed up way of favoring a place to live, bullying should never happen." And that's true, but not realistic. So what's the deal? Does Massachusetts do better job at preventing bullying? Why does is it rank lowest in risk?
In light of back-to-school season, WalletHub measured the prevalence and prevention of bullying in 47 states and the District of Columbia to help bring awareness to its harmful effects not only to America’s young people but also to society as a whole. We examined each state based on 20 key metrics, ranging from “bullying-incident rate” to “truancy costs for schools” to “share of high school students bullied online.”
Every seven minutes a child will be bullied in the U.S. and only 15% will intervene. I remember a time in seventh grade when a mutual friend grabbed me by the throat because he was jealous of a relationship I had with his "girlfriend". Albeit, my moment of being a victim of bullying was short lived, I don't remember anyone intervening.