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Fourth Ripon student has cancer. Parents demand removal of cell tower from school

MARCH 12, 2019 11:13 AM, Ripon, California, Unified School District is working with Sprint to move a cellular phone tower near Weston Elementary after four students were diagnosed with cancer and parents voiced their concerns. By Akira Olivia Kumamoto | Joan Barnett Lee | Ken Carlson The Ripon Unified School District said it is talking […]

Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms next school year

Policy would prohibit cellphone use during instructional time starting in 2019-20 Allison Jones · The Canadian Press · Posted: Mar 12, 2019 6:02 AM ET | Last Updated: March 12   Enforcement of the cellphone ban would be up to individual boards and schools in Ontario. (Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)  Cellphones will be banned in Ontario classrooms […]

Mum takes her three kids out of school after claiming school WiFi was making them sick

Mum-of-three Alisa Keane, from Northern Ireland, says her sons James, Conn and Dara were all struggling in class but the ‘fog lifted’ a few hours after the bell rang 2018-05-24 A mum has taken her three children out of school because she believes the building’s WiFi makes them sick. Alisa Keane, from Downpatrick, County Down, […]

Network challenges loom large for telecom’s ‘4G on steroids’

The hundreds of thousands of small cells needed to run 5G are a recipe for conflict between cities and wireless carriers October 19, 2018 7:00 AM EDT Cellphone towers disguised as pine trees, palm trees or cacti aren’t fooling many as they jut out of the natural landscape. Just google the Rogers Communications Inc. “tree” […]

Rogers, UBC partner to build 5G innovation hub on campus

The Canadian Press  September 20, 2018 VANCOUVER — Rogers Communications Inc. has partnered with the University of British Columbia to build a campus hub for 5G innovation. The telecommunications company says it will deploy 5G-ready network equipment on the campus early next year. The wireless technology is up to 100 times faster than the current 4G […]

Tribunal allows School District to continue use of WIFI

No proof B.C. boy’s migraines caused by Wi-Fi, tribunal rules Family had asked for an order designating 25% of Saanich school as Wi-Fi free Bethany Lindsay · CBC News · Posted: Jul 17, 2018 3:00 AM PT  There is no scientific evidence linking Wi-Fi to a cluster of non-specific symptoms known as EHS. (Nathan Lambrecht/Canadian Press) By the time class […]

BC Hydro’s Proposed Underground Electrical Substation – A Tragic Mistake!

July 1, 2018 Dear elected officials, Vancouver Parks Board Commissioners, Vancouver School Board Trustees, Coastal Health Authority officials and City of Vancouver officials (Mayor and Councillors) who have voted in favour of BC Hydro’s proposed underground substation at the Lord Roberts Annex school site in the West End of Vancouver are strongly advised to consult […]

“Ostrich with its head in the sand”: Mississauga mom demands Catholic school board accommodate son’s Wi-Fi injury

“It’s a bigger problem than people realize,” said Paulette Rende. Jun 13, 2018 by Marta Marychuk  –  Mississauga News Alex Rende and his mother Paulette Rende outside the Dufferin Peel Catholic Separate School Board offices on Matheson Boulevard West. The Rendes are contending that Wi-Fi signals in the schools are causing issues with his health. Jun 6, […]

Mother from Israel is telling the situation with Wi-Fi in schools

WIFI in schools in my country – 2018 Hello, I am a mother of three children, who study in basic-schools (ages 7-12). I live in a city in the center of Israel, very close to Tel-Aviv. In their schools, there are many WIFI transmitters, working 24/7 for 10 years already. It is happening all over […]

Opinion: We need to ban or limit smartphone use in schools

SPENCER BAINES Updated: April 3, 2018 SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT It’s 8:30 a.m. and I’m standing in front of a sea of teenagers huddled at their desks, their heads uniformly turned downward, the blue light of their smartphones illuminating their faces. For a moment, I feel like I’m living an episode of Black Mirror, a satirical Netflix series that takes […]

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