We may chide the Internet for its porn and anti-social tendencies, but the world wide web can also be a force of wicked positive change.

In the wake of a string of bully-induced suicides, an Anti-Bullying Week post over at Chicago Now has brought together the power of the geek girl to help a bullied first-grader. Carrie Goldman recounts the story where her adorable first-grader, Katie, went to the store to pick out some school supplies, and after much deliberation, she picked a 'Star Wars' water bottle to match her 'Star Wars' backpack.

She loved her new bottle until a few months in, when Katie asked for a different water bottle under the guise that the one she had wasn't big enough. After searching through cabinets, she chose a pink one that was smaller. Mom pressed on the issue until the kid broke down and said: "The first grade boys are teasing me at lunch because I have a 'Star Wars' water bottle. They say it's only for boys. Every day they make fun of me for drinking out of it. I want them to stop, so I'll just bring a pink water bottle."
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