In the study, they have found that many changes have been occurred in the patterns of school bags. Students going to school and colleges have now become more brand conscious, and only wish to keep top quality products in their wardrobe.
A research was recently done on school bags by a popular magazine Market Plus. In the study, they have found that many changes have been occurred in the patterns of school bags. Students going to school and colleges have now become more brand conscious, and only wish to keep top quality products in their wardrobe. This survey was done in the peak cities of India to judge what today youth think on school bags, and what items they keep inside them. It is good to share that this survey has revealed some interesting information about the importance of school bags for a school or a college going student.
Facts shows that, youth carrying bags is no less than a "Pandora Box", plenty of items are kept inside them. As per the revealed facts, on an average middle and senior students had 4-6 registers and 6-8 copies in their bags, while nursery group children just had 2 copies.
It is quite surprising to know that around 69% to 53% of senior and middle class students had office stationery in their school bags, which includes highlighters, permanent markers, glue sticks, CDs, pen drive, paint, and expensive pens. Additionally, mobile phones, combs, tablets, cosmetics, etc. are some of the other additional things that were present in their bags.
Carrying so many items in a student's bag can make them heavy and hard to carry on shoulders. Study made on the health effects of heavy backpacks have come out with some amazing facts, in which the primary issue is "heavy load can lead to muscles problems, backaches, and stress in nervous system, which is quite dangerous for one's health."
According to the doctors, the maximum weight of a school bag should not be more than one tenth (10%) of a student body weight, but these days it seems to be more than 20%, which is again a big issue.
Physiotherapy experts explains that, to carry a heavy weight bag one child has to lean forward, which leads to developing bad posture, and make extra stress on muscles, spinal cord, and internal ligaments.
The United States of America, every year celebrates National School Backpack Awareness Day in the month of September. This event is being held to educate the parents, teachers, and administrators on how heavy school backpacks can cause severe health issues.
In one study held in 2001, have shown that more than seven thousand emergency room visits were related to school bags, in which most of the injuries occurred in children age between 5 to 14 year old. To minimize this issue, many countries have provided instructions to school bags suppliers to design ergonomic style bags, by ensuring the standards of quality and correctly fitted over the shoulders. As per the recent news, the ergonomic school bag has recently been launched in the United Kingdom, which are designed to provide the best protection to a child spinal cord. Other countries are adopting the same steps, Indian manufactures are paying great emphasis on the quality of school bags that provide great comfort to a school going child.