I don’t need to add anything here (except for my UK friends 8th grade is about 13-14 years old). ( h/t Jesus Needs New PR )
It’s a great story and is rightly being trumpeted as a victory for all that is good about the Web but here’s what caught my attention. The web, like any other medium, would have failed Katie as it fails many other kids who are bullied had it not been for one thing: _somebody acted_. Had Katie’s mum said nothing, nothing would have happened. had Jenny Yates just read the story, thought “how sad” and then gone back to WoW or whatever else she does with her time, Katie would not be famous or — more importantly — helped. Had the other fans Yates contacted done nothing, Katie would now be taking her pink bottle to school. Somebody acted – would you?