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Is Putting Your Child's Name on Things Dangerous?

Does Personalization Compromise a Child's Safety?

If a kid likes it, put their name on it! Many moms slap a label on the inside of their child's school sweater or jacket so it doesn't get lost. But does personalizing everything from the kid's lunch box to his baseball cap and sneakers, potentially put the tot in harm's way? If a stranger knows a kiddo's name, can it compromise their safety?

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starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
I also grew up in Europe (Germany) and I remember in elemantary school we all knew not to display our names or addresses on our backpacks...To say it's only dangerous in the US is ridiculous.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
Unfortunately it's not safe. I got some super cute barrettes with my girls names on them when they were about 2, 4 and 5. I only used them when the environment was controlled: no strangers. It's sad, but there are people who will take advantage of your child. I don't allow the schools my children attend to use pictures of them on web sites or n brochures. To me it's as if you ate saying, "look where THIS child is Monday thru Friday!!!". Not a good idea:
amber512 amber512 6 years
Yeah this isn't really an opinion thing. It is dangerous! Initials are safer.
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