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Another sign of the times

Are you going to be including an armored back pack on your kids back to school list?

 Marketing companies never miss a beat, and someone has designed armored backpacks.  I don't think these give any added safety, do you? 



Asked by RyansMom001 at 9:52 AM on Dec. 22, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • No I have to stay within my budget. And my son does not wear or carry his backpack around all day so not sure how a $400 shield will protect him.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:07 AM on Dec. 22, 2012

  • That's disgusting. Some people are so easily taken advantage of, and so wrapped up in what happened, they'll be all over that, completely ignoring the fact that it's only in use for about 1% of the day.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:09 AM on Dec. 22, 2012

  • I remember when Coloumbine happened and people talking about making these then. We (as in the other kids I was in school with) all laughed because we knew they wouldn't help anyway, because we usually only wore them to and from school, not during the day. So, what were we supposed to do, start carrying our backpacks to all our classes just to "be safe?" Can you imagine what would happen during a fire drill/real fire if that happened?

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 11:11 AM on Dec. 22, 2012

  • They've been making them for a while, not just in response to this shooting. They were only because people requested them, originally. While I don't think I would buy one, I don't see a problem with it. Parents are feeling helpless to protect their kids, and if it's something that makes them feel more comfortable with sending their kids to school, maybe it will make things emotionally easier on them.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:11 AM on Dec. 22, 2012

  • No, I don't think so. LOL!

    Answer by m-avi at 10:28 AM on Dec. 22, 2012

  • they only work against hand guns not higher powered rifles

    They would've worked on Friday, except for the fact that no kid wears their backpack turned around backwards during the school day (although DS and his friends are prone to wearing them backwards afterschool just to be weird, but that's for the whole 6 minutes between leaving class and being picked up)

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:10 PM on Dec. 22, 2012

  • They are ridiculous.  The kids wont have them at the right time and they only work against hand guns not higher powered rifles.  I can't image trying to explain to a little one why they're carrying this crazy  heavy backpack. 


    Comment by RyansMom001 (original poster) at 11:37 AM on Dec. 22, 2012

  • I don't play into media-fabricated paranoia. No.

    Answer by winterglow at 5:01 PM on Dec. 22, 2012