What to know about backpack safety
Backpacks are a popular and practical way for
teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies.
used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the
necessities of the school day. They are designed to
distribute the weight of the load among some of the
body's strongest muscles.
However, backpacks that are too heavy or are worn
incorrectly can cause problems for children and
teenagers. Improperly used backpacks may injure muscles
and joints. This can lead to severe back, neck and
shoulder pain, as well as
Share these guidelines to help
your family use backpacks safely.