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Parents fight against mobile phone mast near school

11 MAY 2016 Concerned parents and local residents are protesting against plans to erect a mobile phone mast near a primary school in south Dublin. Parents and locals held a protest on Wednesday. ©Stop Vodafone Mast at IADT Committee Story by UTV Ireland Staff, Dublin Vodafone have applied for planning permission to install a mast […]

Why die for Wi-Fi? My child did – will yours?

by Debra Fry, posted 3 May 2016 On the 11th of June 2015, my 15 year old daughter, Jenny Fry was found by me, hanged in woods near our home in Oxfordshire, UK . She was utterly exhausted; instead of receiving sympathy and understanding, she was battling the school for giving her detentions and refusing […]

Israel Mayor disconnects WIFI in Schools and Kindergartens

The mayor of Haifa (in Israel) ordered to disconnect WiFi in schools and kindergartens – until examining the safety of WiFi thoroughly Yona Yahav, the mayor of Haifa with children Haifa municipality disconnects WiFi in kindergartens and schools in the city 18/4/16 The disconnect is until a thorough examination of WiFi safety is done Haifa’s […]

Canadian Teacher, Forced out by Wi-Fi, Goes on Warpath

Thursday  Apr. 7, 2016 By Jack O’Dwyer Maria Plant, British Columbia teacher afflicted with electromagnetic hypersensitivity, has gone on the media warpath after years of rebuffs from government and school officials, scant media attention. She is publicizing the validation of her illness by a Canadian Parliamentary committee in any way she can. Among those resisting her […]

Local teachers unions in Ontario call for moratorium on Wi-Fi use in schools

Two teachers’ union locals in Kingston, Ontario, want their school to permanently switch off wireless internet connections over concerns the over-the-air signals post a significant health risk. Public health units across the country maintain Wi-Fi is perfectly safe, even for young children. But that hasn’t prevented various teachers unions and school boards, including the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, from calling for a moratorium on wireless use in schools if not an outright ban.

Kingston CKWS : Canadian Teacher Union Wants Wifi Banned From Schools

Breaking News March 10, 2016 : Two local teachers unions are calling on the Limestone School Board to get rid of WI-FI in area schools. The unions say there is growing evidence that the wireless technology may pose health risks.

US High School Student Calls For Answers on Wireless Radiation

Italian town shuts down Wi-Fi over health fears

Published: 08 Jan 2016 10:51   The mayor of Borgofranco d’Ivrea, a town in Piedmont, has ordered Wi-Fi to be turned off in two schools over health fears.  Mayor Livio Tola told the town’s high school and elementary school to return to using cables to connect to the internet after reading that the electromagnetic waves […]

World learns a lesson that technology in schools doesn’t improve education

September 17, 2015 10.08am EDT  David Glance  Director of UWA Centre for Software Practice, University of Western Australia  The OECD has just given the world an F when it comes to using computers to improve educational outcomes in schools and to give teenagers the digital skills they will increasingly need in life.  In a report released this week […]

BC Hydro rate increases hurting schools, says NDP

Government says schools must ‘pay their share’ for electricity, but NDP says it means cuts to education CBC News Posted: Apr 06, 2015 1:12 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015 4:57 PM PT Adrian Dix said schools already struggling to find money, including Renfrew Elementary in East Vancouver, are being squeezed by BC Hydro rate increases. […]