‘High-tech toys’ giving adult injuries to kids

Children as young as eight are suffering adult injuries such as repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and neck pains from using hand-held electronic devices, experts say.

According to chiropractors, children using `tech toys` such as iPhones, iPads and hand-held games are complaining of repetitive strain injuries of the thumbs, wrist and elbows, stiff necks, headaches and sore shoulders, which are injuries usually associated with adults working with computers.

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Chiropractors association spokesman Dr Kerein Earney said children were risking permanent damage because of excessive game play.

Dr Earney said she saw an eight-year-old with an opposite neck curve from playing hand-held games.

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