Some people thoroughly misunderstand the entire purpose of a camera neck strap. It wouldn’t matter so much except that when it is used wrong, there are a few different things that can happen. For instance, camera harnesses could be hung around the neck and they absolutely shouldn’t be. That is the entire purpose for owning a harness strapping system as opposed to a generic neck strap. When it is ung around the neck, neck pain will inevitably ensue. No one likes that.
Another potential problem one might run into when they misuse their camera neck strap is that if it’s not cinched jsut properly around the shoulders and chest, the camera has the potential to swing out and hit something. This could damage both the camera equipment as well as whatever it is that it ends up smashing into. Even the person wearing the camera harness could end up getting hurt, which is not a good thing.
Something else you should NEVER do in regards to your neck strap for your camera is to get it wet and throw it in a corner of the room. This can end up as a soggy, stinky mess. It can also weaken the strap so it will stretch and break faster than if otherwise. No one wants that for their camera neck strap so it’s important to be sure to use it as intended.