by Mike Masnick
Fri, Dec 10th 2010 5:30am
We were just talking about the issue of bullying in schools, and the fact that many want to paint the internet as part of the "problem." However, in some cases it can be the solution as well. A few folks pointed us to the story of the first grade girl who was getting peer pressured by other students because she was a Star Wars fan, and "Star Wars is for boys." Her mother wrote about this on her blog, and one thing led to another, and a whole bunch of folks on the internet popped up to support the girl, Katie, including some actresses from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, who stepped up in support as well. Other kids spoke up, and other schools sent support. Apparently, the message has been received loud and clear at Katie's own school, where they're hosting a "Proud to be Me Day." I'm not sure there's really a lesson for bullying here, but I guess it means you shouldn't mess with Star Wars fans.
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