Ebie Hussey is one of many parents that came to the vigil for Asher Brown Tuesday night at Hamilton Junior iIgh.
Hussey is hoping that everyone's eyes are now seeing the big picture: Bullying is a big problem.
"I feel strong about this because I have a gay child, so to me its a major issue and I have spent a lot of my life teaching him to be a good person and a tolerate person. I wondering somewhere along the line, have some of these parents failed in that, because they're sending kids to school that are comfortable bullying people," Hussey said.
But its not just the classroom or neighborhoods that bullying is happening. "I think its getting to be a bigger and bigger deal all the time," councilor Linda Harris said. She's talking about cyber bullying, through text, Facebook, twitter, any online or social outlet.
"Cyber bullying and internet bullying, its everywhere, its all over the world and it doesn't go away," Harris said.
Harris said usually the person being bullied has a safe place to go, like home or a friends house. But now with the Internet, bullying follows you.
"When something gets posted its there, and I think that that is something that the bullier doesn't have the recognition or realization of the enormity of what is being done," Harris said.
Parents couldn't agree more with it, and know its a big problem that needs to stop.
"I think cyber bullying, parents really need to keep their eye out for that because that's something that's right there. It might take something 10 minutes to spread through the school by word of mouth or an hour but with the texting, computer, and facebook that's serious business," Hussey said.