Here's our Hardware Tip for.. October 15, 1999
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Kids and Computers Part 2 of 5
You may be worried about repetitive stress injuries when your child starts to use a computer. Good. You should be worried. Above all, limit your child's time in front of the computer. Secondly, make sure the entire setup is ergonomically appropriate for children.
You may be surprised to know that most ergonomic keyboards are not suitable for children. Many split keyboard designs spread a child's arms and hands too far apart. To our knowledge, there aren't any ergonomic keyboards for children available at the moment, so you may find that a standard, flat 101-key keyboard is best for your child. Remember, touch-typing is a fairly advanced skill more appropriate for teens than younger children. It's OK for kids to hunt and peck at the keys.