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Children using computers run risk of serious injury


Health experts are warning that children learning to use computers could be at risk of permanent injury. It is reported that thousands already have been damaged through using computers, suffering from neck, back and repetitive strain injury (RSI).

Dr Leon Straker has been researching the issue in Australia, thinks that we are on the verge of a global disaster as today's children are the first generation who have used computers from an early childhood while their muscles and bones are still developing.

Doctors in the UK have reported a growing number of children complaining of computer-related illnesses. Schools have to address the problem by setting healthy habits for children in school and ensure that appropriate equipment is available within the classroom.

Part of the problems are that schools use the same desks and chairs for ordinary classroom lessons as they do for using computers and they really need to be adjustable to suit each individual child. Unless preventative measures are taken nationwide, employment lawyers that specialise in RSI have stated that schools could face legal action if they do not provide the appropriate equipment to suit the child's learning environment.


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