School has started, and the weather is nice, so why not walk to and from home or your dorm, right? Or if you live in the midwest such as I do, our nights are getting darker sooner and pretty soon, by 5PM it will be complete darkness. Perhaps you have a little anxiety about walking home from places by yourself, or you travel alot and go from airport to hotel frequently. If you find yourself alone and wishing you had some kind of security blanket to take with you on your travels or walks to and from, then I highly recommend that you run, don’t walk, to get your ISafe messenger bag, tote bag, or backpack.
I was recently sent the pink floral messenger bag to test out and share some thoughts. I wasn’t paid anything for my thoughts other than receipt of the bag (which retails for $59.99) . All the thoughts are mine and mine alone, well, with a little input from my own girls (ages 6 & 12).
We opened the box and were pleasantly surprised at the design and color. My oldest would prefer the black fabric with the little white hearts on it that is on the inside of the bag, lol, but other than that she thought the bag was a very “cool” idea. The bag has many little compartments and is large enough to carry a small laptop. I explained to my daughter the concept behind the invented bag and she thought it was a great idea…if it worked. Well, with that comment, we had to give the ISafe bag the ultimate test. On the count of three, I pulled the cord. The cord is tucked away under a little velcro flap. It is easy to get to, easy to pull, and easy to turn off. What pulling the cord does is it activates a loud siren (about 120 dB) that is much louder, I think than that of a car alarm. It actually scared me and I was the one pulling the cord. I think it was because I really didn’t know what to expect when I pulled it. I knew it was a siren, but I didn’t know it was really that loud…but it was! The bag even has a strobe light so that if you are in the dark, the light will go off along with the siren, which will definitely draw attention to you and the area you are in. (I even scared the dog!) After we put the pin back into the slot, the siren went off immediately and the lights stopped blinking. After it stopped, my youngest wanted to pull it again to show it off to her brother and dad. I told her no, that it was not a toy and should never be pulled unless there was an emergency. With her being 6 now, we are teaching her the importance of safety and what to do in the event that she is approached by a stranger, so having a product like this right now has been very helpful in showing her the difference between a threatening and non-threatening encounter.
It left me speechless and it was one of those moments where I wondered why a product like this hasn’t been thought of before. I think of how many girls and boys it could have saved in years past. Now it leaves me thankful that a product like this is out there to protect my children and yours. It is even a great bag to have if your child is being bullied at school! In September we will be discussing bullying and how to prevent it from happening, signs and symptoms of bullying and you better believe I will be sharing this product information with my listeners. Even though the cost of the bag is much more than what I would normally spend on a backpack, or messenger bag, you really cannot put a price tag on your child’s safety.
I say, this product is a must-have for any parent to get for their child, boy OR girl. They come in a variety of styles and sizes, for children and adults. I encourage you to check it out for yourself by visiting www.isafebags.com. I know that I will sleep well at night knowing that the next day, I will be sending my child off to school with her own personal bodyguard!
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