Insurance firm Direct Line has revealed that modern day school children carry at least 400 pounds worth of gadgets in their schoolbags everyday. The study of 2,000 pupils also found that most commonly kids carried books, lunch boxes and gym kits in their schoolbags. The hi-tech gear in the bags included mobile phones, iPods and video game players."These days there is more in a child's school bag than exercise books and an apple for their teacher," said Andrew Lowe of Direct Line. "Everyone knows bringing up children can be expensive but our findings show how quickly costs can add up these days." The firm advised parents to keep an eye on what their kids take to school as replacing these items could be a costly affair. Source: MedindiaRAS << Many Cancer Patients Still Pay for Prescriptions Recommend Routine Circumcision, Experts Tell CDC >> Recommended Reading Canadian Study Confirms 15pc Preschoolers Suffer Depression Almost 15 pct of the preschoolers suffer from high levels of depression and anxiety, according to a Canadian study. READ MORE HIV Positive Boy Disbarred from School in Allahabad It is a matter of grave concern in the district after a HIV positive boy and his sister were disbarred from the Belmunda primary school in Allahabad's Jasra block. READ MORE Recession, Swine Flu Cloud US Back-To-School Children head back to school in the United States in the coming days facing concerns over the threat of swine flu and as tough economic times force teachers and families to count their pennies. READ MORE Can Heavy School Bag Cause Back Pain in Children? Causes of backache in adults can vary but majority of backaches in growing children is traced to heavy school bags. Backache in children is a common problem now with school bags becoming heavier. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Donation - Recipients Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Blood - Sugar Chart More News on: Can Heavy School Bag Cause Back Pain in Children?