MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana is ranked the fourth most dangerous state for kids online. The reason, according to a Century Link study, is because of “one law simply defining what bullying is, nothing else.”
The study adds there is a “relatively low” victim rate of 8.21 per 100,000 residents.
Century Link says more than one out of every five teens experiences cyberbullying at some point in their life. They also say approximately 5.4 million students have skipped at least one day of school because bullying.
Parents are urged to watch out for these common signs of cyberbullying:
- Signs of depression or sadness
- Withdrawal from friends and family
- No desire to go to school or outside
- Nervous attitude when texting or on social media