Safest States for Kids Online: Louisiana Ranks #4
What Makes Louisiana Safe for Kids Online?
Cyberbullying and Sexting Laws
Louisiana received a near-perfect score in this category, with a whopping 12 out of a possible 14 cyberbullying and sexting laws.
Internet Crimes Against Children
For every 100,000 people, Louisiana reports 2.95 victims of internet crimes against children—a rate that’s below the national average of 3.35 victims.
The Pelican State fares better than the national average in this category too, with only 1.31 victims per 100,000 people.
We analyzed all states in the United States including the District of Columbia and adjusted our data to reflect the state population under 20 years old. To achieve our final ranking, we created a weighted score based on the number of internet crime victims (25%), internet crimes against children (40%), malware victims (10%), and cyberbullying and sexting laws (25%). The data for each category came from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, United State Census, and the Cyberbullying Research Center’s Bullying Laws database.