Stick figure family window decals have become the modern Baby on Board sign or "My Child is an Honor Student at..." sticker. They show off a family's pride in itself, even if the rest of the people on the road couldn't care less. However, a report from KTVX ABC 4 News in Utah claims that these ornaments are secretly dangerous and could give criminals too much personal information about a family.

According to a Utah policeman in the report, some of the stickers now include family member's names, including children. Conceivably, a criminal could show up at their school and take them. He feels even listing the sports that kids play could be potentially dangerous. However, he admits that there have been no crimes in the area where the decals have been shown to have played a part.

On the other hand, most of these stickers are innocuous with nothing but crude drawings and no names. Many people have more information about them freely accessible online through social media. So what do you think? Do these decals pose a risk to a family's safety or are they just a cute personalization on the back of a car? Scroll down to watch the full report, and tell us what you think in the poll below.

Is this advice sound or overly cautious?
The advice is sound. These stickers provide too much personal info. 2912 (38.5%)
The advice is overly cautious. The stickers don't give away too much. 4065 (53.7%)
I'm not sure. 595 (7.9%)



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      Cursethedawn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Be afraid of everything America.
      AronD
      • 1 Year Ago
      "he admits that there have been no crimes in the area where the decals have been shown to have played a part." So basically he just made the crap up.
        Carpinions
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AronD
        Knowing humanity, at some point in the next month there will be some crime to which the perpetrator will confess to having used these stickers as some sort of aid in committing the crime. Of course I'm not saying people shouldn't buy them, but guaranteed the moment someone says something can't happen, or can't be done, it usually happens/does. This "pre-emptive concern" is probably related to the new carjacking tactic of getting a driver to leave their car for a seemingly legitimate reason only to have someone jump in and drive away with the vehicle.
          Michaele
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Carpinions
          I'll say once you won't - People with self respect shouldn't buy them.
      Hek!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm no criminal, but I gather from the above picture that the lady who owns the van must have a deformity of the pelvis. She can't seem to keep her legs together.
      Smeado
      • 1 Year Ago
      No wonder everyone has become so paranoid. The media and even law enforcement have been feeding these irrational fears!
        Petrol
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Smeado
        SO we can slip into ignorance and grab more power over time. Don't be ignorant. The modern, idioted puppet controlled by media is ridiculed to think the logic these days.
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't post Presidential Candidate Stickers. Why antagonize half of the voting population, that's negative attention to me. Key scratches anyone? After the Election is over your'e stuck with the sticker.
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      If it were not for the stickers no one would ever know that my minivan transported kids.
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's certainly no more dangerous than Facebook. Not only will get the kids names and pictures, you might even get their location along with a plethora of random trivia. You can be a fake uncle in 15 minutes on a cell phone in the school parking lot.
      Peter_G
      • 1 Year Ago
      THAT'S what those mean? All this time I thought it meant how many people the driver has successfully kidnapped and gotten away with it.....
        Jaclock LaGlock
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Peter_G
        I thought it was the tally of how many people you've ran down, similar to how fighter pilots tallied their kills on the side of their plane.
      Eggshen
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Do family stickers on your car put you at risk?" Slow news day?
      Jim R
      • 1 Year Ago
      People advertize entirely too much about themselves. This is just one example. It's harmless enough as long as there are no names attached to it, I suppose.
        Joe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jim R
        I agree. The risk is really only introduced if they have the names as well. "Hey Johnny, I'm your dad Bill's best friend."
      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Some criminal knows there's a random family who has 6 kids and drives a white Caravan. How does that help any criminal?
      Mike Atlas
      • 1 Year Ago
      They do put you at risk...of looking like an *******.
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