Common Places Bullying Occurs
As stated previously, most bullying occurs out of the sight of adults. This doesn't necessarily mean that an adult isn't present. For example, a large portion of bullying occurs in the classroom, right under the teacher's nose. This happens because the teacher can't be watching all the students all of the time — that's impossible. And children are very good at figuring out exactly what they can get away with and when.
Obviously, the most common place for your child to be bullied is at school. After all, the majority of your child's waking hours are spent in school. School is also where your child is exposed to hundreds of other kids; some older, some younger, and many more of the same age. But bullying also happens outside of school, at after-school activities, weekend sporting events, in neighborhoods, and in your own backyard.
It can happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. Parents and school officials used to believe that most bullying happened on the way to or from school. Perhaps this was true when groups of kids walked, unsupervised, to the neighborhood school. But now the majority of traditional bullying events occur during regular school hours. And, to add to the unpleasantness, outside of school hours, a growing number of kids are being cyber bullied in their own homes.