As a parent, one of my main concerns is and always will be my kid’s safety, and like many parents out there, I send my daughter to school hoping that she will be safe there. But we all know that schools are not the safe grounds they used to be. We are seeing more and more cases of violence and shootings in school, which makes my heart sink into my stomach and hurt for those kids and parents.
What Can We Do?
I wish I had the answer and could come up with the solution to such a pressing matter, but because a lot of these tragic events are perpetrated by kids who go to these same schools as their victims, it makes it even more difficult.
A Step in the Right Direction
My daughter will start sixth grade this year, and one of the things the school is requesting of its students is that they bring a clear backpack to school. While it’s sad that we have come to this point, I am all for anything that can help solve the problem or make things difficult for any kids with the wrong idea in their minds.
I never thought I would be shopping for a clear backpack for school, but these are the times we live in, and kids need to be safe no matter what it takes!
The school recommended looking for these clear backpacks on Amazon, and I found a few ones, including a clear backpack by DEARFUN that looked like the perfect fit.
One of the things I was concerned about was the quality. I wasn’t sure how resistant a backpack of this nature could be, but this clear backpack seems to be strong enough to carry my daughter’s books and belongings to school. It’s made of premium clear and eco-friendly PVC material, and the brand claims that its backpacks are 33% thicker and clearer than other clear backpacks on the market.
What I Like
I like that these clear backpacks have a reinforced quilted nylon bottom that offers protection for belongings inside.
They are nicely crafted and look a lot better than I thought a clear backpack would look. As a matter of fact, these are cute enough for other events and are waterproof, which is a big plus for us Floridians.
The backpacks have plenty of storage, including the main interior compartment with a laptop sleeve that can fit up to a 15.6” laptop while accommodating clothes, books, and other belongings. The front pocket with handy mesh pouches keeps everything organized. There is also one exterior water-bottle holder—another big plus for us here in Florida.
The strong, adjustable mesh straps feature an s-curve ergonomic design that allows for airflow and makes the backpack more comfortable.
When I first saw the backpack, I was worried it was going to be too small, but it’s actually a nice size: 14.1”H x 13.7”L x 6.5”W (36cm x 35cm x 16.5cm), which is the standard backpack size.
The DEARFUN clear backpacks retail for $28.00 on Amazon, which is the average price you can expect to pay for one of these backpacks.
While I am aware that clear backpacks will not solve the issue of gun violence in schools, I think it is a step in the right direction. I am game for anything to keep the schools safe for the kids and staff!