Many parents are wondering what they can do to put an end to bullying.
A lot of the time bullying happens at school when parents aren't around to stop it.
On Thursday night parents are going to get together for a town hall meeting so they can better understand this complex issue.
Organizers say they want parents to learn the signs that could tip them off whether their child is being bullied or bullying others.
They say this has become a much bigger issue than simple disagreements on the playground, it can lead to depression and sometimes even suicide.
There will be a panel of childhood development experts on hand at the meeting.
It starts at 7 o'clock at the Canterbury Community Preschool off North Parham in Henrico. You can call 545-1272 for more information.
Experts say there are a few signs you can look for if you think your child is being bullied.
If your child is suddenly glum, won't come out of his or her room, won't do his or her homework or doesn't want to go to school, your child may be a victim.