Health and safety issues associated with computer use in schools

  • Yunexis Emilio
Keywords: Computer, school, health, safety, prolonged use, issues


The use of laptop computers in schools may pose a greater risk of developing overuse syndromes as students are expected to use a small keyboard, trackball, or some pointing device for extended periods of time. As teachers and students are increasingly expected to use computers for instructional and administrative purposes, there is a need for them to be more ergonomically conscious.