Children are subject to many weird interactions which parents never hear or are aware of due to fear or lack of transparency. Do children also know they are in school for a particular purpose?
Do children ever wonder why the teachers say that we need students to be in the school so the school gets paid?
Sometimes students may pickup on certain situations, but are scared to say anything because they are feared that they will get in trouble for saying anything against their classmate or school or would be looked upon as a poor sport and there goes the rest of the year for the student having to face the people he or she complained about. For these reasons, the student doesn’t say much at all, but just goes along, hoping the situation would correct itself naturally.
This is just an opinion and should be thought about thoroughly prior to making any judgement on whether this situation actually occurs.