With computer use virtually universal among Canadian children, the Canadian Safety Council (CSC) is encouraging parents to focus on ergonomics for kids.
A 2005 survey from the CSC reports that 94 percent of children from grades 4 to 11 go online from home. Indeed, 20 percent of Grade 4 students have their own personal computer; this climbs to 51 percent in Grade 11.
Are children at risk?
It is not rare for children to play computer games or surf the Net for hours at a time with hardly a break. Young children crane their necks to view monitors perched on old-style computers.