Today, the biggest threat for many kids is online bullying, or cyber bullying.
Because it's so hard for parents to know what's going on, it's easier for kids to use the computer to bully their peers.
And it's easier for the effects to escalate.
You may recall this viral video from this past October.
Teenager Amanda Todd, describing her experience being 'cyber bullied,' before taking her own life.
Local bullying expert Doctor Wyatt Mullinax says it's easier for kids to bully online.
And easier to be more cruel.
"How much of that can the school control? Some of it can take place in the texting and so far, but then a lot of this is after school, and so you can have all kinds of issues as far as what can the school control, what kind of boundaries can they deal with," says Dr. Mullinax.
Many parents say they either have never heard of cyber bullying, bullying and threats made online, or don't know how to talk to their kids about it.
"I hope that they'll give me some ideas on ways maybe that I can relate to the kids, and the parents too, because they all need to be aware and help each other," says retired teacher Cindy Thieme.
In the ABC Family movie 'Cyberbully,' a girl learns how easy it is to be a victim.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana showed the movie tonight.
Afterwards, they discussed how cyber bullying can be prevented.
"I guess over the course of the years I've heard of the impact of it, but I've never been close enough. I've never known anyone who was bullied in that way," says big sister Cherie Ditto.
"Does it scare you as little bit? Yea, because you don't know who's on the other side of the computer," says thirteen-year-old Grace Gabriel.
Organizers say they want to prevent any more teens from falling victim to something that can be prevented.