Although repetitive strain injuries usually don’t catch up to us until we’re adults, learning prevention techniques early on is a good bet, especially considering how much time some of our kids are spending gaming or chatting on the computer.
Here are a few links related to ergonomics for children that you might find interesting:
School Ergonomics Programs: Guidelines for Parents — A Cornell University page that discusses computing ergonomics for kids as well as backpacks (how heavy is too heavy?)
Computer Ergonomics for Children — A short article discussing childrens’ specialized needs regarding keyboard and mouse, chairs, monitors, and usage.
Ergoworks Ergonomics for Children — Sells writing instruments, backpacks, mice, keyboards, and more, all designed for little hands and bodies.