Tuesday, May 7, 2019
(WRDW/WAGT) -- South Carolina and Georgia are in the top half of a list of "most bullied" states in the country, according to a study.
According to security website BackgroundChecks.org, their study combined several data points, including percentage of students who reported being bullied online, bullied on school property, harassment, injuries to teachers, threats to students with weapons, and fighting.
According to their list, South Carolina comes in at No. 19 and Georgia comes in at No. 22.
The study claims that any efforts to stop or stymie bullying recently appear to be "ineffective."
"For a few states, the scores have been trending even worse over time despite new laws and awareness campaigns aimed at bullying," the study said.
The top five states were Louisiana, Arkansas, Maryland, Arizona, and Tennessee.