In recent days, this phrase is heard or read everywhere: Happy back to school! It is true that many children experience great excitement about returning to the classroom, since for them it represents the opportunity to return to live with their friends on a daily basis.
However, for this little boy, whose name we do not know, it must have been very unpleasant to experience such an uncomfortable moment in front of his schoolmates, because when he arrived for his first day of school, the little boy fell on his back but not from the emotion, but because of the weight of his backpack.
In a video that is already circulating on social networks, this little boy is seen receiving the last instructions from who apparently is his father before walking to his classroom.
But to his bad luck, as soon as the man releases him so he can leave, the boy falls backwards due to the weight of his backpack. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t remember how much their elementary school books weighed?
It is very likely that the little boy felt that he was literally carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, since it was impossible for him to stand up against such a load. But beyond the funny of the moment, this event invites us to reflect.
One thing that doctors and physical therapists agree on is that the total weight of a student’s backpack should not exceed 10 or 15 percent of the weight of the person carrying it, so if a child weighs around 20 kilos , then you must carry a backpack of between two or three kilos maximum.
Hopefully this case will serve as an example for educational institutions to become aware and decide once and for all not to impose excessive loads on their backpacks. It’s just a matter of organizing better, doing a kind of role so that the kids load only those items that they are really going to use.