Oh…my…gosh. I can’t believe what I just witnessed on CNN/HN. Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN’s medical correspondent) did a mini-piece on a recent study showing that only 11% of “backpack-related injuries” actually affect the back itself. The majority are actually head injuries.
Now, this might seem innocuous enough, but he concluded with a statment that ran thus: (I’m paraphrasing here)
Even though backpack-related back injuries are not that common, children should still be taught proper backpack usage and proper backpack safety.
Maybe I’m reading too much into this, or maybe our society has gone completely insane. “Proper backpack usage”? Wow.
I can just see the Health class segment that NJEA is developing for next year’s curriculum. Sheesh.