This year, ditch the personalized backpacks for your kids. They may be cute, but they may pose a safety issue for children. If your child walks to his or her bus stop or to school unattended, a personalized backpack makes it easy for an unsafe person to know your child's name. This might confuse your child into thinking that this adult is safe. If you're going with a personalized object, opt for monogrammed initials instead.