7 Backpack Safety Tips

In the last decade or so, many schools have removed lockers in order to save money.  Ultimately, students suffer because of this.  It is not uncommon for kids to lug 40 pound behemoths on their backs all day long (I remember doing this all through middle school).
Here are some tips to help lighten the burden:

Choose a safe backpack that has:
1. Padded Straps
2. Padded Back
3. Waist Belt
4. Wheels
Wear it safely:
1. Don’t wear it low; Backpacks should rest on the hips, close to the body
2. When possible, don’t over pack (no more than 15% of the carrier’s body weight)
3. Pack flat items against the back

Kids with Big Backpacks