It's so prominent that you can look for many examples just around you. For me, I've seen work place bullying in my family, I've seen the bullying of children I take care of and the tears that have followed, I've seen my close friends BE bullied...but in that same respect, I've also seen my friends be the bullies and encourage me to participate at a young age.
I never went to a public/private school. Being homeschooled sheltered me from bullying, peer pressure, and other things that school brings. The only bullying and peer pressuring I had was my brothers either having wrestling wars with me and beating me up in a testosterone-filled hype filled with laughter and the calling of parents (Normal Childhood memories!) or peer pressuring me to do their homework (Which never happened 'cos I failed them more than if they just did it). So you can say that I was sheltered from all that madness until I went to Cub Scouts for the first time as an 8 year old. It was the pinnacle moment where I got to see first hand the bullying to other kids that I didn't know well, and the first time I experienced being bullied.
So why do I bring up bullying?
As I said, it's a constant thing. It never ends. It will probably never end. But I was watching a Mormon Message recently about it, and it brought me to tears because of what it brought back up. All the feelings, memories, and forgotten bullies came back up for me, and I just really wanted to talk about it.
I want to share my experiences, and how it has shaped me now as a young adult, and why I encourage anyone who reads this to think about the bullying in your life, whether you're the bully (Which you might not even be aware of) or being bullied.