I'm sure many of us who went to school had to sit cross-legged on the floor for long periods of time at some point. When I was in infants and juniors I had to sit cross-legged on the floor for assemblies that lasted half an hour, but on certain occasions like a concert, we had to sit on the floor for 2/ 2 and a half hours! Spending so much time sitting in such a restricted position can cause pins and needles, cramped legs, and potentially worse problems and the blood circulation in your legs is stymied. I suppose it's not a huge issue because I don't hear in the news of any children suffering from extended bouts of sitting on the floor in this manner, but it's certainly not comfortable for longer periods of time.
Do you feel this is a significant problem that kids have to sit on the floor in this position, or do you think they should all sit on chairs?