Gardaí have warned parents of this accessory personalisation that could put their child in danger.
With children across Donegal returning to schools in the coming weeks, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána has shared a stark warning for parents.
“That time of year is upon us again and we are out and about buying bits and pieces for the return to school in a few weeks time.
“When buying a schoolbag for your child please think twice before having it personalised so that their name is visible.
“A child could automatically presume that anybody who knows their name is not a stranger.
“There are so many choices out there from personalised pencil cases, to stickers for books with the child’s name added and that is fine as they won’t be seen when the child is travelling to and from school.”