Computer is an everyday tool for study, entertainment, work etc. However using computer for long time can cause some injuries. Such as eyestrain, muscle pain, joint pain, neck problems. These injuries can be reduced by using proper work station, improved posture, and good working habits.
The following picture from forbs.com will give you some ideas about using the computer correctly-Laptop computer dangers
The growing use of laptop computers has increased the rate of pains, strains and injuries among computer users. Laptops were designed to allow computer access for limited periods of time when a person couldnâ€™t reach a desktop computer.
The increased use of laptops as a replacement for a desktop computer has resulted in higher computer-related injury rates. The problem is that the monitor and keyboard of a laptop are very close together.
To position the monitor at the right height for the back and neck causes the arms and shoulders to be lifted too high. To position the keyboard at the best height for the arms and shoulders, the user must hunch the shoulders and neck to see the monitor.
Carrying laptops around can also cause excessive strain on muscles and joints.
Suggestions to reduce the risk of laptop dangers include:
â€¢ Use peripheral equipment whenever possible such as a docking station, separate keyboard, mouse and laptop stands.
â€¢ Have frequent breaks.
â€¢ Use a well set up desktop computer instead of a laptop where appropriate.
â€¢ Carry your laptop in a backpack or in wheel-along luggage.
)I hope from this post students can take precaution which will help them protect their health.