Any case of bullying should be a matter of concern for the teacher even if the incidents of bullying occur out of school premises and/or time. Bullying of any nature will eventually, directly or indirectly, intrude into the life of the school and the classroom itself (for example, the learning potential of any child may be severely inhibited by the fear of a bully). In addition to their moral duty to protect the children in their care from bullying of any sort, there are then clear educational reasons why teachers should see to it that none of their pupils have to endure the terror of the bully.
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