Early Back to School Protection Planning from Master Lock w/ Giveaway #LSSS

It seems as if summer just got started, but it is already time to start thinking about back to school planning. There is a lot involved in order to send your children back to school prepared. You will probably get a school supply list. Depending on your school, there may be a uniform list and a book list. And there are endless forms. Waiting until the last minute to prepare only causes more stress.  As I have learned in years past, the back to school sales start early, and the items may go fast. Being a mother to 4 kids, it is honestly never too early for me to start. Each year I state that I am going to be more organized. This year is no exception.


As we prepare for back to school, I am teaching my kids to be more responsible and to protect their items. As someone who has experienced theft first hand in many ways, I know the importance of security around the home and beyond. School is no exception.

If your children use lockers in school, then they will need a reliable lock. The Master Lock 1500iD Wide Speed Dial Padlock is programmable. The 1500iD is the World’s first combination lock that opens on up/down/left/right directional movements. This makes it easy for kids to remember the combination.

When not using their lockers you still want your children to be protected when carrying a backpack around the school. My daughter had her cell phone stolen right from her book bag at her old school. The bag was hanging in her classroom. After some detective work, we did get it back, but I would rather not have to go through that again. This could have be prevented with a backpack lock. The Master Lock 1547DCM Backpack Lock hooks into the zipper loops of your backpack to deter thieves from easily accessing the pockets. It can also be used with luggage, computer bags, duffle bags, and more.

And if your child is a high school or college student that uses a laptop during school, library time, or in a public study area, they will need the Master Lock 2120DWD Computer Lock. This lock attaches to the lock slot on your laptop to securely lock it to a stationary item such as a table leg. It allows you to set Your Own WORD Combination for ease of use.

Even with these items, it is still important to talk to your kids about their personal safety. Make sure that they remember not to leave their items unattended. They should also be mindful of where they pull out your beloved gadgets. If you do not feel safe in your surroundings, it is probably not a good idea to pull out your beloved laptop.

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you as part of my involvement as a Master Lock Live Secure Squad Member. All opinions are my own.

Kris McDonald is Chicago mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, travel addict, and tech blogger who has worked in IT for over 16 years. Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that. Read More
  • Kyle Banderman

    We label everything

  • jalapenomama

    The kids are all grown up.
    When they were in school they didn’t need to protect anything.
    form name
    Barbara Montag

  • Sand

    Label as many things as possible but we’ve lost a couple of nice things.

  • Laurie Emerson

    I label everything she brings with a label maker. I also make sure that she does not take anything to school of value in case it gets lost.

  • aekz2

    I label their belongings with a sharpie. I’ve also told my kids not to take anything to school that they wouldn’t mind losing.

  • Susan Smith

    We always put labels on her items and she has a lock on her locker.

  • KPort207

    I label everything that I can or don’t allow certain things to be sent to school.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  • Lisa Voyce

    We always put labels on her items.

  • Rachel Freer

    I put their names on everything and make sure my son always locks his locker.

  • CandieL

    I make sure they put locks on their lockers. Thank you

  • Daniel M

    write your name on everything

  • Zenetta Smith

    I write their initials on everything. In books, I write their names on a page number of our choosing.

  • Danielle Marie

    i write my nephews name on everything. i should up my game.


  • Kimberly M.

    I write his name on everything-bookbag, lunchbox, etc.

  • Ali Celestino

    I tell them do not give there combination numbers to anyone and I write their name on everything.

  • bleushman

    put name labels on their belongings

  • Heather!

    I don’t have any children in school, but I do like to label things. I also keep my things organized so I know where they are.

  • We bought a lock to keep her things safe in her locker.

  • tannawings

    U use a labelmaker or use markerrs to mark things and hope they dont just lose everything themselves.

    ellen beck on forrm

  • Michelle

    I write their name on everything.

  • mommyto2girlz

    My girls keep everything with them. My daughter had money stolen from her the one time she left her backpack in the classroom while she went to the bathroom. They also carry all of their stuff, they don’t use lockers. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  • tatertot374

    I put their name on everything. That has seemed to help. Thank you

  • Sandy Klocinski

    When my daughter was in school we put labels in/on everything with her name and phone number. I also never left her take anything to school that wasn’t absolutely necessary

  • K Johnson

    Label everything with your name/phone number etc!

  • Tabathia

    For my youngest daughter she has labels on her school items,clothing and supplies, for my older daughters they usually have lockers during the school year.

  • Kricket Fountain

    I label everything with names and my phone number. I don’t put the address because we don’t want that ending up in the wrong hands! I also make sure that my kids don’t take anything super valuable with them to school in the first place.

  • I put name labels on their belongings.

  • shirleye

    Lables are really the only thing we do.

  • jeccica simpson

    We label everything as a family

  • Labels – though those aren’t deterrents. They just help you to identify items if you find them.

  • susan

    We label everything!

  • Elena

    I put labels on their clothes

  • I label everything of theirs

    • Chickie Brewer

      My kids are too old, but I wished I would have marked their stuff!