01 Oct 2007

Today’s Parents Too Paranoid?

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In the US, companies are marketing bulletproof book bags:

MJ Safety Solutions

BackPackShield

While in Britain, Cox News Service recently reported:

An East London company called BladeRunner has started selling school uniforms lined with knife-resistant Kevlar. The customers are mostly worried parents seeking peace of mind in a city that has seen seven teens stabbed to death this year.

“My son is 14 and rides his bike to school, and I feel he’s a moving target,” said Andrea Lovell, an East London mother who recently bought a Kevlar-lined jacket for her son. “A few of my friends have bought the jackets as well for their children.

“We all worry about our kids, and this makes us feel a little better when they go out the door,” she said.

Hat tip to Karen L. Myers.

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Dominique R. Poirier

“My son is 14 and rides his bike to school, and I feel he’s a moving target,’ said Andrea Lovell, an East London mother who recently bought a Kevlar-lined jacket for her son.”

Well, it’s all about local culture, my dear. Actually, owing to understandable safety concerns, certainly, this mother missed to say that her son’s bike is manufactured by Aston Martin and is equipped with flatless tires.



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