Citizens for Safe Technology
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and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
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Electromagnetic Fields - Arthur Firstenberg / in The Ecologist
Please take a moment to read about this egregious violation of our basic human rights--unethical, involuntary, often 24/7 exposure to wireless, pulse modulated microwave radiation from cell towers, WiFi, etc. Please understand what this exposure is doing to our population . . . lives ruined, health destroyed, potential lost, irreparable damage to mitochondrial DNA. Then ask yourself (if you're not sick already) how long will it be before you develop symptoms, too? Or your kids? Or your spouse? Or another family member? And where exactly will you go to escape? None of us (sick or not) can afford to sit on the sidelines re. this issue . . .
" . . . Having stumbled upon an obviously well-kept secret, I researched the world literature on bioelectromagnetics, (or the biological effects of electromagnetism), and made myself an expert. I learned that electro-cautery machines, used in every modern surgical operation to cut through tissue and to stop bleeding, expose surgeons to much higher levels of radio frequency radiation than is permitted for workers in any industry. I learned that there was a disease thoroughly described in the Russian and Eastern European medical literature called radiowave sickness, the existence of which was usually denied by western authorities. This description made me remember my `unknown illness', the one that had derailed my medical career. Bradycardia, or a slow heart rate, was said, in these texts, to be a grave sign.
"Because there are virtually no workplaces without computers any more, I have not held a job since 1990. I had resigned myself to living on Social Security Disability, and learned, together with other members of a support group I had found, how best to live with my disability. This mostly meant learning to avoid exposure to electromagnetic fields. But in July 1996, to my dismay, I learned that an innovation was coming to my city, which threatened to make it impossible to avoid exposure any more.
"At that time, cell phones were still a luxury item that only worked in some locations. People were not accustomed to staying connected whenever they left their home, and even at home most still had a cord, not an antenna, attached to their telephone. Most were not accustomed to holding devices that emit microwave radiation next to their brain. In 1996, the telecommunications industry began a marketing campaign designed to change all that. For Christmas that year, all over the country, digital cell phones were going to be on a lot of shopping lists. And to make them more practical, tens of thousands of antennae were going to be erected on towers, buildings, church steeples and lampposts all over the country before Christmas, and hundreds of thousands more during the next few years. . . .
Cris Rowan of Zone'in Inc - Article posted in Moving to Learn (Exploring the Effects of Technology on Children)
"A distressed colleague recently told me that social media is being used to allure and capture young children, pulling them into cartels who then traffic these children for the sex trade. How can this happen, and where are these children's parents? Every time a child is handed a device and not supervised, they are at great risk for online corruption. Violent video games, pornography, bullying, and sexual exploitation are happening to our most vulnerable with precision and increasing frequency. Parents wouldn't hand 2 year old a knife, yet without a second thought, hand them a far more harmful and extremely addictive device. While parents worry about gluten or too much sugar, their children are spending the majority of their waking hours lost in a virtual world devoid of all critical factors for development, behavior and learning.
"Lacking necessary movement, touch, human connection, and nature, these "detached" children are increasingly referred to physicians for consequent problematic behaviours. Cut loose from their primary attachment figures, the parents, these children are drifting about on a sea of uncertainty, parental neglect, and no rules or structure needed to become socialized and self-reliant beings. Characterised by aggression and poor self-regulation, these often anti-social and developmentally delayed children are increasingly at risk for receiving mental health diagnoses such adhd, aspergers, autism, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. Many are placed on dangerous psychotropic medication, resulting in risk of explosive violence or suicide. As parents and teachers struggle to manage these children, health, education, and social governments face funding shortfalls and impending financial crisis. This article profiles how parental technology obsession and addiction, and consequent neglect and detachment from children, is threatening 21st century child sustainability.
Moving to Learn - Cris Rowan
Cris Rowan is an occupational therapist and child development expert living in Sechelt, British Columbia. She is the founder of Zone'In Inc.
"Working with families who overuse or are addicted to technology, has been an eye opener into a world of child deprivation, isolation, and neglect. Mom's obsessed with Facebook, and Pinterest, and Dad's immersed in video games and porn, are leaving children on their own to fend for themselves. Seemingly safe and happy hiding behind screens, today's tech families are actually sliding down a slippery slope toward addictions without a care in the world. Thinking they are preparing their young child for the future by handing them a device, today's parents appear oblivious to the damage their deprivation and neglect wreaks on their children. Gone are family outings, regular meal times, naps, and anything that even resembles meaningful conversation. Children are getting lost in the fray of tablets, phones, and endless devices which separate them from the love and attention that determines their very existence.
"Drifting deeper and deeper into the abyss of arousal addictions, the art of parenting is now only an afterthought, if that. Parents either have forgotten what it means to parent, or simply don't care anymore, and their neglected children are falling through an increasingly widening chasm into the abyss. The consequences of child neglect are harsh, both for the family and society in general, and in many cases, are irreversible. Schools plead for more support as they struggle to manage severe behaviours associated with not only neglect, but also prolonged exposure to violent and fast paced media content. As humanity's desensitization to sexual and physical violence intensifies, cyberbullying, fights, swearing, rapes, and violent crimes committed by children escalate. Prolific and unrestricted technology use by today's family has resulted in whole family arousal addictions, indicating we may have reached the final frontier in family dysfunction. . . .
Destroying Nature by Electrosmog (originally published in November of 2007)
Effects of Wireless Communication Technologies
Brochure 1 of a brochure series by the Competence Initiative for the Protection of Humanity, Environment and Democracy
1. The organisation of life underlying its vulnerability Pages 5 to 8
2. About the disappearing bees and birds Pages 9 and 10
3. Mechanisms of disorientation and damage Pages 10 and 11
4. Humans suffer functionality disorders Pages 30 to 36
5. Summary, Scientific Literature, Summary 37 to 41
6. Glossary Page 42
7. Order Information and references
About the Author
The main fields of activity of Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Warnke, and internationally renowned bio-scientist of the University of the Saarlan, are in bio-medicine, environmental medicine and bio-physics. His research has, for many decades, focused especially on the effect of electromagnetic fields.
Four moms talk about their decision to avoid wireless radiation from cell phones and wireless networks during pregnancy, and Dr. Hugh Taylor from Yale University talks about his study linking exposure to wireless radiation to neurological and behavioral problems including symptoms resembling attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn more about wireless radiation and pregnancy at www.babysafeproject.org and join the conversation on Twitter at #KnowYourExposure.
ALSO: Baby Safe Project Video Newschannel 3 June 4, 2014
Includes video interview - KVUE (abc)
WALDORF- A "TECH-LESS" SCHOOL
AUSTIN -- Software entrepreneur Shawn Rucks and his wife Angela discussed several educational routes for their daughter, Zoe. They ended up choosing a school that aims to unlock a child's potential... without a computer.
"I don't know what's right," Shawn Rucks said. "I just know what feels right for us."
The couple enrolled their four-year-old daughter at Austin Waldorf School. It opened 31 years ago and remains committed to its approach.
"We don't have computers in the classroom," said Austin Waldorf administrator Susan Darcy. "We believe that having real-life learning opportunities that are geared for a certain developmental age is best."
There are 160 Waldorf schools in the nation. Austin Waldorf is the only one in Texas. The school's ban not only includes computers, but all electronic media, including television.
Limited computer use is being considered for research at the library for middle school students.
"I feel that introducing technology early is actually cheating children," Darcy said. "We are denying them a huge scope of their childhood. It's a distraction. There is so much more that can be learned for the young child." . . .
"We do understand that we are flying in the face of modern age," said Austin Waldorf School administrator Susan Darcy. "I feel that introducing technology early is actually cheating children."
A spoken word film for an online generation - April 2014
'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.
Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.
Lloyd Burrell report
"Electricity has been a lifesaver for modern civilization and we would be lost without it; but, research has brought to light the existence of different kinds of electricity, namely clean and dirty. Clean electricity is safe electricity. Clean electricity has a smooth sine wave that goes up and down 60 times a second. Dirty electricity is electromagnetic pollution called transients and harmonics - operating in the 4 to 100 kilohertz frequency range - which contaminate the electrical supply . . .
"The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads
"Rising numbers of infants lack the motor skills needed to play with building blocks because of an "addiction" to tablet computers and smartphones, according to teachers. Many children aged just three or four can "swipe a screen" but have little or no dexterity in their fingers after spending hours glued to iPads, it was claimed. Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers also warned how some older children were unable to complete traditional pen and paper exams because their memory had been eroded by overexposure to screen-based technology. . . .
"Experts have warned that the growth is having a serious effect on children's social and physical development. . . .
Global National Video News Report - March 2014
One Ontario school board has decided students have crossed a line with their technology. They're streaming so much video, from sites like Netflix and YouTube, they're using up most of the district's bandwidth. Jennifer Tryon reports.
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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