Safety Scissors not cutting it? The dilemma of how to encourage the learning process while maintaining safety is sometimes difficult to solve. "Safe" scissors tend to sacrifice effective cutting, which can lead to frustration and misuse, or disinterest. The design is simple, but functional, involving a shield that prevents accidental mis-cuts, along with a blunted tip to prevent injury from poking. This allows the blades to be sharp and useful. ...and, perhaps best of all, no more surprise haircuts!