Two parents who lost their son because of bullying have started an organization called Stand for the Silent to raise awareness and help other people in the same situation as their son.
Kirk Smalley is the key note speaker for the Knoxville Police Department's town hall, Take a Stand Against Bullying on April 17.
He and his wife, Laura, lost their 11 year old son, Richard Ty Field, on May 13th 2010 to suicide due to constant bullying.
Since then, they have been speaking out against bullying to over 530 schools and community organizations, reaching over 840,000 youths and adults, as well as meeting with President Obama and the First Lady.
They have been invited to speak in 42 states and 16 countries to date. Their mantra is a simple statement born from a commitment to a child lost – to stop bullying in our world today.
According to his biography, "Kirk has tirelessly labored to inspire a world where our children can be safe and where no other parent feels the agony of a child lost to the effects of bullying."
You can learn more at their website, http://www.standforthesilent.org/.