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Video: Eye Health Comes into Focus with Increase in E-Readers

The following video report was a collaborative effort of the News Literacy Project, De La Salle Academy journalism students Tayun, Maliha, Zipporah, Domenique and NLP journalist fellow Margaret “Peggy” Collins of Bloomberg News. Effect of E-Books on Vision from De La Salle Academy on Vimeo. Nowadays the issue of eye health is coming into focus as digital […]

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The Health Effects of E-Books

By Tayun Some students who work with e-readers for an extensive amount of time complain about constant headaches. Radiation is a possible risk for people who regularly work with e-readers.   People who use e-readers should have regular eye exams to ensure they do not develop vision problems.

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Loaded Backpacks Affect Childrens’ Health

By Zipporah As the debate about e-books versus traditional textbooks rages on, one thing is certain–e-books weigh much less than traditional books, which may be beneficial for students’ health. Children who wear backpacks with many large textbooks have a bigger risk of falling and injuring themselves. Carrying large backpacks also changes the way children walk. Girls and younger children […]

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Not All Students Can Afford E-Readers

By Maliha As technology advances, e-books are beginning to make their way into education.  Although there may be many good things about this development, it also creates problems for some students. Most e-readers cost between $100 to $400.  Expecting that all students can afford one is a leap.  It is a big responsibility to carry […]

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Do E-Readers’ Backlights Harm Your Eyes?

By Domenique Since the first Nook Color was released, people have wondered whether the light coming from the tablet will have a negative effect on their eyesight. This concern causes some people to become wary about purchasing e-readers.   Is there a need for such concern? Barnes and Noble allows their customers to have discussions and give feedback on […]

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