‘High-tech toys’ giving adult injuries to kids
Children as young as eight are suffering adult injuries such as repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and neck pains from using hand-held electronic devices, experts say.
According to chiropractors, children using `tech toys` such as iPhones, iPads and hand-held games are complaining of repetitive strain injuries of the thumbs, wrist and elbows, stiff necks, headaches and sore shoulders, which are injuries usually associated with adults working with computers.
Chiropractors association spokesman Dr Kerein Earney said children were risking permanent damage because of excessive game play.
Dr Earney said she saw an eight-year-old with an opposite neck curve from playing hand-held games.