Bullying is getting out of hand and with an increased rate of suicide among teenagers this needs to end. As a child and tween, I was bullied. I was a very thin child and had extremely cruel comments which would leave me in tears. My parents would try to explain that some children find it funny to torment others and explain how hurtful this is to others. I also had to help with my sister who was also bullied due to Down syndrome and not looking like you or I. Many told me I would grow up and be a bully myself, absolutely not.
I cannot understand why everyone feels the need to harass children as well as adults who look different, are a different size, race, gender preference or those who have disabilities.
But Ugly Ted is here to help children because Ugly Ted is not a typical looking teddy bear and may possibly be deemed the world’s ugliest teddy bear, but has a heart of gold. With his tender heart, loveable inner soul, he is just as cute as any teddy bear out there. Being bullied; he just wants to feel accepted like the “prettier bears.”
Ugly Ted is raising awareness about this truly scary bullying epidemic in the world today. According to the information on UglyTed.com nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying and 160,000 kids stay home from school everyday because of their fear of being bullied by other children. Frightening and heartbreaking. Zoe was very upset when “Ugly Ted” arrived and I told her his name. I read why he needs a best friend and she was rather upset that anyone could treat anyone this way. At four, she has a message for everyone who is reading this.
As you can see Ugly Ted does look different than most teddy bears, but to me he is adorable, and to Zoe his name is Beautiful Ted. He wants love, to be accepted and cared for and with your help we can all help raise awareness. When you purchase Ugly Ted a portion of proceeds supports various charities across the nation that helps fight bullying, cyber-bullying, child abuse and more. Such charities include Dreamcatchers for Abused Children and the Megan Meier Foundation.
Every person deserves love and nobody deserves to be teased. Ugly Ted received his name from a bully who was downright awful to him. He decided to stand up for himself and start his own family with others who have been through the same as him. He was going to make this world a beautiful place!
There are free stories you can read to your children to raise awareness about bullying, a free adoption certificate and accessories. There will be more characters in the future.
There is not anything negative I can say about this. I hope we can really get this under control and those who bully really understand how hurtful it is. Zoe has not left his side. She brings him everywhere and tells the world that this is her buddy.
Ugly Ted is a handmade teddy bear and tested safe for all ages. He is only $16.99 and the stories are free. They are educational stories teaching children how to handle the hardships of making friends, being bullied and gaining acceptance. To learn more about him and to adopt your very own Ugly Ted teddy bear visit www.uglyted.com
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Disclosure: Product received for review purposes, all opinions 100% my own.