Backpack Safety Tips for Your Students

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If you’re working as a teacher or counselor in the school system your responsibilities include much more than just teaching and counselling. You should constantly be on the lookout for opportunities to promote the best interests of your students both mentally AND physically. You need to offer them help wherever you can.  One of the questions we receive often is about the various types of backpacks available to students and which is recommended for their current growth stage and build. The most common student backpack is the frameless backpack, but why make them lug around a heavy backpack on their shoulders all day long? Those things can be really heavy when they are full, being filled with textbooks, athletic shoes, CD players, etc. Instead, why not purchase them a school rolling backpack? These are just like the ones the grown-ups use in the airports — just proportioned for smaller hands —

Jansport Rolling BackpackA major manufacturer of school rolling backpacks is Jansport. A good example of one of their better products is the Jansport Wheeled Super Break. Priced from $25.80 — $69.95, this school rolling backpack is available in 9 different color and fabric designs. It features a large main compartment for things like books and a laptop computer, with a utility pocket located in the front. This school rolling backpack has a retractable 3-stage molded rubber handle for a comfortable grip, as well as corner-mounted in-line skate wheels. This school rolling backpack is 19″ x 8″ x 13″ and weighs around 1 pound when empty.

Disney Princess Rolling BackpackHere is one that is sure to please any young girl: the Disney Princess Rolling Backpack School Bag. Manufactured by Ruz, it is priced at just under $30 and has a cute picture of six princesses from the movies. This smaller school rolling backpack is ideal for in the kindergarten or elementary-school aged child, as it measures 12″ x 16″ and is quite light. This school rolling backpack has an extendable handle that raises up 29 inches, and also features luggage wheels on the bottom and adjustable shoulder straps for carrying on the back. This school rolling backpack has one front zipper pocket.

Not to be left out are the boys. And here is a great-looking school rolling backpack from GDC. It is called the Marvel Spiderman Boys Blue Rolling School Backpack. Priced at just under $23, it has an adjustable handle that extends up to 30 inches, has two big front pockets and two side pockets as well. The side pockets can carry a water bottle — and a free water bottle is included. This school rolling backpack is made of heavy-duty material, so it will take a lot of abuse.

Another great school rolling backpack is the Strawberry Shortcake Rolling Backpack School bag. Priced at just under $30, it is proportionally sized (12″ x 16″) for the younger child, and is equipped with two front pockets and one side pocket. For convenience a free water bottle is also included — and like the boys school bag, this school rolling backpack is also very durable, being manufactured from heavy-duty canvas — which is not only long-wearing but is also easier to clean than other types of fabrics.

Finally, for kids who are Elmo fans, we have this item from Fast Forward: the Elmo 123 Rolling Backpack. Priced at just under $35, it features a humorous portrayal of Elmo in a pleasing design and is sure to be loved by your kids. This school rolling backpack has two side pockets and a central, zippered main compartment. This would be a great item to purchase for any preschooler or kindergarten-aged child.

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