Far too often, the story of an abducted child ends with a frantic search. A child is taken, and precious time passes before anyone knows the child is missing. Back Off Bands is on a mission to make sure that no search is delayed, or even needed, by preventing children from being taken in the first place.
Back Off Bands is a simple, stylish wearable self-defense system that both protects and empowers kids. Designed to look like watches, Back Off Bands are wrist bands that come in a variety of colors with interchangeable faceplates that kids can personalize. Inside the band is a powerful 110-decibel alarm that kids can activate to draw attention to themselves and most importantly, scare off an attacker.
While most child-protection systems rely on expensive GPS tools designed to find missing children after they’ve been abducted, Back Off Bands focuses on preventing the attack. The alarm is powerful enough to ward off an attacker and affordable enough to be accessible for kids everywhere. “Every kid deserves to be safe,” says founder Charlotte Kay Yensen. “I wanted to create a tool that would allow kids everywhere to feel protected and also avoid an attack or abduction.”