Improving Children's Posture on Laptop Computers

Jackson Sayers, principal, discusses children's posture and laptops.

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Jackson Sayers, principal, discusses children's posture and laptops.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, BSc., Kinesiologist, CEO

Duration: 51 seconds

One of the biggest problems parents are having these days is what they do with kids and their laptops. Laptops are really not very good for your posture, and what we want to be thinking about when we have that laptop is how do we get it elevated into a position that allows the child to be looking straight at the screen.

What I like to suggest people do is get a keyboard, get a mouse, and get your laptop up into a nice high position so that child can have good posture when they’re sitting. I don’t even mind the concept of the child being on a ball rather than a chair, because I think at the end of the day at least that’s going to get them moving and going get them active.

Make sure you get that kid into a position where their posture is going to be good when they’re on the computer. It’s not really a good excuse that it’s a laptop, you want to be thinking about it as a desk computer when you’re home and get it into that position.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

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