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More Than 2,000 Children Missing Each Day, and MemorableGifts.com Wants to Help Keep Your Child Safe

The popularity of the personalized backpacks is growing and MemorableGifts.com is taking steps to help assure the safety of children.

"There is nothing more important in the world than the safety of our children. We decided not to sell personalized school supplies, even though they have become very popular recently and many retailers have been aggressively marketing them."

“There is nothing more important in the world than the safety of our children. We decided not to sell personalized school supplies, even though they have become very popular recently and many retailers have been aggressively marketing them.”

The lunches have been packed, new clothes have been purchased, and your child is excited to go back to school to show off their new personalized backpack. Personalized backpacks may be adorable, but there is a danger involved having your child walk around with their name embroidered for all to see. MemorableGifts.com has taken steps to help assure the safety of kids by choosing not to sell personalized school supplies. The popularity of the personalized backpacks is growing not just because of how cute they are, but also because kids are known for losing stuff.

According to the National Retail Federation’s 2013 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 80% of school supplies that parents buy for their kids will get lost. Getting your child’s name embroidered on their school supplies is one way to reassure that your child’s belonging will be returned to them, but there are safer alternatives. MemorableGifts.com suggests putting a label on the inside of the backpack or personalizing it with a fun keychain.

“There is nothing more important in the world than the safety of our children,” Raffi Dermenjian CEO of Memorablegifts.com states, “We decided not to sell personalized school supplies, even though they have become very popular recently and many retailers have been aggressively marketing them.” It’s important to take some time and teach your kids some helpful safety tips. Putting your child’s name on their backpack for everyone to see can make your child an easy target for predators. Teach your child not to trust anyone they don’t know, even if that stranger knows their name. Also, stress the importance to your child to never go anywhere with someone that they don’t know, even if the stranger says, “Your mother asked me to pick you up.”

Raffi Dermenjian, CEO of MemorableGifts.com further stated, “We looked at the U.S. Department of Justice Statistics and it show that children are easy targets, reporting an astonishing average of 2,185 children missing each day. So no matter how many times you tell your child to be safe and never talk to strangers, children still tend to trust adults who know their names. That is why MemorableGifts.com has made the decision not to sell personalized school supplies. We hope that other retailers will get this message and follow our lead, to help protect the identity of our children.”

About MemorableGifts.com:

MemorableGifts.com is a leader in unique, personalized, engraved gifts for a variety of occasions including weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and holidays. The company was founded in 1999 by Raffi Dermenjian and has become known throughout the world for its excellent customer service and quality products. Visit memorablegifts.com today.

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