I think that examples of covert discipline can be found all over the place. Specifically, I saw it in action in the common spaces at my high school. These places (such as the lounge and dining room) had very specific sets of unspoken rules. For instance, there were two doors into one of the lounges. One was the “freshman door” and the other was the “sophomore door.” This was not any sort of official rule or designation, but all freshman knew that it was socially unacceptable to use the sophomore door. If they did use the wrong door, their “punishment” was not a detention or any official punishment. It was disapproving looks and often unkind comments from the older students. This kind of punishment made the students feel worse and was ultimately more effective than an official punishment would be because it was given by piers who were slightly higher on the social hierarchy (simply because they were over). Through these subtle methods the older kids disciplined the younger kids in my high school.