Wifi in Schools

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While we understand the importance of technology for learning in schools, it is critical that it is used safely to reduce children’s exposure to damaging wireless radiation. As more schools are introducing this technology and some are implementing the use of tablets in classrooms, we strongly urge educational institutions and relevant government agencies to use the Precautionary Principle where children are concerned.

The wifi used in schools will be much stronger than that used at home, as the signals  will need to be at an industrial strength to cover a larger area to reach many classrooms and many devices.  Children’s skulls are thinner and tissues of a child’s head, including the bone marrow and the eye, absorb significantly more energy than those in an adult head. It is scientifically accepted that children are more vulnerable to the biological effects of microwave exposure than adults due their rapidly developing body systems. Children’s stem cells are more affected by microwave radiation and exposing them to even more at school at these levels is a major cause for concern. 

It is strongly advised that schools use wired ethernet connections rather than wireless (wifi) to protect children’s health. If wifi is used in a school, it should only be used for short periods to download information and turned off the rest of the time. Routers are best placed as far away from children as possible. Tablets should be used in Airplane Mode.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO USE TECHNOLOGY SAFELY IN SCHOOLS, for the benefit of students, teachers and staff. 

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Some schools around the world are already proactive in this regard, and it is encouraging that some countries are taking positive steps

France – In January 2014 a law was passed in France banning wifi in nursery schools, and limiting wifi use in elementary schools Read HERE.

Cyprus – The Cyprus Minister of Education and Culture issued a Decree on January 31, 2017, marked “urgent” to all Directors of Kindergartens and Primary Schools, with specific measures to eliminate and minimize wireless radiation exposure to children in schools. “We have taken the decision to have the wireless network Wi-Fi disabled in all Public kindergartens in Cyprus,” reads the Decree. Wireless is to be removed from all Cyprus kindergartens, and wireless installations have been halted in elementary schools and limited to administrative offices. Read HERE 

Israel – Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav announced the city, third largest in Israel, is immediately removing Wi-Fi from its schools, saying “When there is a doubt, when it comes to our children, there is no doubt.” Read HERE

WARNINGS TO SCHOOLS ABOUT WIFI 

February 2017 – Reykjavik Conference Technology Wireless Radiation and Children’s Health https://ehtrust.org/science/key-scientific-lectures/2017-reykjavik-conference-technology-wireless-radiation-childrens-health/

Reykjavik Appeal on Wireless Technology in Schools 

Barry Trower – Microwave Weapons Expert, on microwave radiation and Wifi in Schools 

In August 2015, retired US Government Scientist, Ronald M Powell PhD, sent warning letters to Public Schools and Libraries in USA about the use of wireless devices and impact on health.        A Message to Public Schools & Libraries re Wireless

Letters by Medical Doctors/Public Health Experts to Schools on Wireless Health Risks in Schools – Environmental Health Trust

Doctors Warn Against Wifi in Schools 

October 2015 – Expert Doctors Urge U.S. Secretary of Education: Play it Safe With Kids-Go Wired Not WiFi

Is Wi-Fi in Schools Safe? – Boston Parents Paper July 2015

In April 2016, following a television documentary on dangers of wifi, the Mayor of Haifa, Israel have ordered the removal of WiFI from all schools. Read HERE

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Here in Ireland, there are many concerned parents trying to get their schools to use safe and more secure wired internet connections. Most schools are sadly ignoring these concerns and relying on government and the Board of Education’s advice that wifi is safe. WiFi HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN SAFE FOR CHILDREN.

The Irish Doctors Environmental Association sent the Safe Schools Report to all schools in Ireland in 2013 and subsequent OPEN LETTER. Has your child’s school read this important information, and what are they doing to safeguard your child’s health?

Symptoms of WiFi in Schools – Frank Clegg, Former President of Microsoft Canada

School officials could be personally liable for exposing children and staff to microwave radiation in our schools Lloyds of London

Information for your School

The following websites are excellent sources of information particular to the safety of children in schools:

www.safeinschool.org

Facebook Parents for Safe Technology Ireland

www.wiredchild.org

www.radiationeducation.com

www.wifiinschools.org

www.SSITA.org.uk Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance

www.parentsforsafetechnology.org

www.wifi-in-schools-Australia.org

www.safetechforschoolsmaryland.ie

As stated by University Researchers, Government Scientists and International Scientific Advisors; a minimum of 57.7% of schoolgirls exposed to low-level microwave radiation (Wi-fi) are at risk of suffering stillbirth, foetal abnormalities or genetically damaged children, when they give birth. Any genetic damage may pass to successive generations.123 wifi children image

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