Children are susceptible to injuries from improper use of computer equipment, but following some simple rules can help reduce the potential for muscle strain, eye strain, and other problems.

One rule is to be careful not to place the computer monitor too high—particularly because, as Vicki Napper, director of technology and teacher education at Utah's Weber State University, notes, "A child's head is proportionally larger, and therefore heavier, than an adult's."


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