Many school districts in the United States and abroad are implementing Wi-Fi systems in their schools. It is safer to use wired Internet connections in classrooms. Administrators are compelled to use the latest technology to increase educational performance. Is it necessary to risk the health of students and teachers for the convenience of wireless technology when wired technology performs better, with more speed and security and without microwave exposure?

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It is simple. Replace Wi-Fi with wired cables in classroom. Fiber optics offer the best speed and reliability in the broadband industry.

Read recommendations about safer classrooms from the renowned BioInitiative Report.

Learn how communities are resisting Wi-Fi in schools.

 

 

 

 

Children Using Wireless Games and Ereaders

Chiildren love their electronic games. Favorites include Nintendo DS, Playstation, PSP, XBox, Wii etc.  But parents should be aware that when kids use wireless electronic controllers, their bodies absorb radiofrequency radiation. These devices were not tested for health and safety reasons prior to their release into the marketplace. Although there is no research concerning wireless games, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated in 2005 that children are especially sensitive to all electromagnetic fields because their developing nervous systems are fragile, their brain tissues more conductive, and their smaller skeletons more easily penetrated by the waves. Parents should error on the side of caution. We don’t know the long-term health consequences of increasing our children’s exposure to the information carrying radio waves that these products use. We can't control the amount of radiation we are exposed too when we are in our communities, but we can control it in our homes.

               

Recommendations to Reduce Your Child’s Exposure to Radiation from Wireless Games and Ereaders

Replace the wireless controller of video games with a wired controller.  There is usually no wireless radiation emitted when a wired controller is used.

Use devices like the Nintendo DS or 3DS in airplane mode.

Require your child to use a pillow or other divider between his/her body and a Nintendo DS or similar devise. You want distance between your body and the devise, especially the child’s lap.

Do not play these games with a child on your lap.

Keep babies and toddlers away from these games at all times.

Hold an ereader away from your body or on a table. You can also place a pillow between your lap and the wireless devise.  Download the entire book before you begin reading. 

 

 

This page is for those seeking educational materials to teach children how and why to use cell phones more safely.  There are videos and brochures which can be used in a classroom or at home. The videos are courtesy of the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety.

 

Videos Aimed at Teenagers Addressing Why and How to Use Cell Phones More Safely

This January 2010 public service announcement directed at teenagers in California promotes safer cell phone use by teenagers. This is a wonderful introduction in a classroom to cell phone safety.

 

January 2010 6 minute video is about teenagers helping teenagers use cell phones more safely.

  

“Expert EMF Workshop at San Leandro High School.” (37' 37'')

Moderated by Ari Dolid, a teacher at San Leandro High School and advisor to the student led Social Justice Academy, and Elizabeth Kelley, Executive Director of ICEMS. Includes formal presentations by Dr. Magda Havas, Dr. Henry Lai and Dr. Raymond Neutra.

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“Small Group Discussion: safer cell phone use” (26' 12'')

An informal conversation between the experts and some of the students. Ellie Marks, California Brain Tumor Association and Wafaa Aborashaad, San Leandro Healthy 800 Communities, in San Leandro, California, participated.

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Brochure on cell phones and children demonstrating the health effects.  Feel free to distribute this brochure.

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