Postage Stamps Deemed 'Unsafe' for Kids Because of the 'Dangerous' Images

USPS stamps deemed unsafe for kidsThese days, it seems like everything is unsafe for kids. I hate to sound like my mom, but I can't help myself. When I was a kid, we didn't have to worry about all this stuff. 

Alarmist much?

Sure, you can make the argument that the world is a scarier place, and trust me, on many occasions, I have. But when you're worried that stamps, yes STAMPS, are dangerous, then we've got a problem.

And no, it has nothing to do with eating them.


Apparently, the new USPS stamps inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign have unsafe images for children.

Now, you might ask yourself, are they diving into a shallow pool? Or running across a busy street on a cellphone?

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No, not at all.

The three controversial images show a child doing a headstand without a helmet, a skateboarder with no kneepads, and a kid doing a cannonball into a pool.


So okay, maybe a tiny part of me can see where making a stamp might somehow condone the practices that aren't generally the safest choices, but then I remind myself that they're stamps.

Are kids really going to look at a stamp and decide that they should try to do a headstand? (Meanwhile, who does a headstand with a helmet?)

And also, the stamps are actually cartoons without faces. So I'm not quite sure it's fair to take them literally.

While no decision has been made as to whether the stamps will need to be destroyed, but it's certainly caused quite a ruckus, which is to say, don't we have anything else to do with our time but worry that stamps are going to somehow inspire a child to do a splashy jump into a pool?

Let's refocus our energy shall we and leave the stamps, and the cartoon kids having fun, alone.

Are you afraid the "Let's Move" stamps will "hurt" your kid?


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