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Schools Remove Wi-Fi

1. Ontario School removes Wifi over safety concerns

2. Schools in US and Canada removing Wi-Fi

SSITA takes note of schools in the UK that prefer to keep to a wired system and to use i-pads that can be used with a wired system. From feedback from parents, we note the schools that recently seem to have reduced their children’s exposure time to WiFi or wireless enabled devices.

When choosing a school for your child, please check with the school first as to whether or not they are using Wi-Fi or intend to install it. When considering a school with a “half-way” solution, please make full enquiries as to the length of exposure time your child will be subjected to.

By parental request, we issue advice to parents as to what questions to ask, what to look for, and  guidance on how to reduce their child’s exposure in general. We also look at parental rights in this matter and monitor the way in which individual schools take note of parents’ concerns and rights. We take note of feedback from parents as to how sensitively an individual school is dealing with requests to remove a child from wireless exposure and whether a child has suffered/ is suffering discriminatory remarks from a teacher or Headteacher which lead to that child being victimised within the school situation either from staff or fellow pupils, or from both.

In 2008 a new website appeared providing a rational and well supported scientific argument for the validity in precaution of the use of Wi-Fi in primary and secondary schools. Wi-fi in Schools is  a prominent and authoritiative member of SSITA.

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