Picking out a new backpack can be one of the more exciting parts of returning to school. Unfortunately, many of these backpacks will be jammed with heavy books throughout the school year.

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Heavy backpacks are becoming a safety concern for students. Callers of the Jim Gearhart show shared that their children often come home with backpacks that weigh close to 10 lbs. Others stated that their school districts have replaced textbooks with iPads, and this eliminated the issue of heavy backpacks.

How much does your child's backpack weigh?