Don’t get me wrong, I’m a peace-loving citizen. But if we are talking about personal safety of my children, it’s a different story altogether. I wouldn’t allow them to bring any sharp objects though. However, anything (except knives and a real gun) that would protect my kids from an imminent attack wherever they maybe will be of big help. A pepper spray gun from a reputable shop can be of help. Search related products from the Internet to broaden you options. Just an advice for those holding this type of self-defense product – be responsible.