Citizens for Safe Technology
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and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
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includes introductions for parents and school administrators, teachers and staff
The following NON-CONSENT FORM is a tool for parents who are concerned about the existence, or installation, of Wi-Fi networks or other wireless technologies in their children's schools.
Also available in a Canadian format.
"Most parents don't know that children should keep their iPads away from the body and that antennas in the iPad should be turned off for children's use.
"In the past few years, iPad has become many adults' best friend and children's babysitter. It is used as a computer, eBook reader, camera, video/music player, word processor, communication device, drawing tool, game pad, and more.
"iPad contains radio transmitters and receivers. When on, iPad sends and receives radio frequency (RF) energy through its antenna. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas are located behind the screen to the left of the Home button, and behind the Apple logo... A cellular antenna is located at the top edge of iPad Wi-Fi+3G, when oriented with the Home button at the bottom."
"When ifixit.com dissected a Wi-Fi+3G iPad, they discovered not three but five antennas, including the frame of the LCD screen being a giant antenna. . . .
". . . to be sure that human exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna (located under the black edge at the top of the device) away from your body or other objects..."
"This means if you don't handle the iPad exactly as instructed, the RF radiation can exceed governments' limits for human exposure. Unfortunately, most parents and teachers have no idea about this, and have never communicated the manufacturer's instructions to children who are using iPads. . . .
By Cindy Lee Russell, MD VP-Community Health, Santa Clara County Medical Association
" . . . There are a host of concerns with classroom technology, and the virtual world it creates, that have not been explored in the rush to "modernize" education and prevent our kids from becoming "computer illiterate," despite the fact that computers are designed for ease of use. These issues range from distraction in the classroom, impairment of cognitive development and long-term memory, deficiency in learning social skills, Internet addiction, cyber bullying, access to inappropriate content, eye fatigue, and security risks to online learning networks. In addition, the sheer cost of computers and continuous upgrades is likely to break many school budgets. We have not mentioned the issue of toxic e-waste, another growing public health problem. . . .
Third Thursday of every month at Food for Thought, 577 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, RI
This is an informational meeting, held monthly, for RI residents who are concerned about the unregulated proliferation of wireless technology, specifically the use of Wi-Fi in schools, the roll out of "smart" wireless utility meters in Rhode Island, and cell towers in residential neighborhoods.
There will be a discussion about wireless radiation and health effects, how to protect your family, current legislation, and what's happening in other states.
Beginning April 17, we will meet the third Thursday of every month. The public is invited.
We will meet at Food for Thought,
577 Kingstown Road,
Wakefield, Rhode Island
For more information please call (401) 284-4530.
POWERPOINT from Jerry Flynn - 364 slides give extensive information about the harmful and invasive effects of wireless technology in our society today. March, 2014
Worst Threat to Health, Personal Privacy, Democracy and National Security in Canada's History
Based on FCC/OSHA-Approved Calculations
Paul McGavin's site, investigates cumulative exposure levels for children in WiFi classrooms.
"The Cisco 4410N WAP has been irradiating teachers and children in the classroom, pictured below, every minute of every school day -- for no educational benefit. The RF/EMF microwave radiation levels in this classroom exceed federal safety guidelines many times, every day, based on total cumulative radiation exposure. This cumulative calculation method was confirmed by senior FCC and OSHA engineers. In August 2013, these engineers analyzed the radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF/EMF) measurement in this classroom and agreed that the math driving the animation . . . is correct.
"Please note, the calculated totals exclude radiation from any wireless devices in use in the classroom. Actual totals could be 25x-30x higher when students are using wirelessly-connected iPads, Chromebooks or laptops. Similar RF/EMF total cumulative exposure levels can be calculated for any classroom in the school district, using information provided by California Public Information Requests, accurate RF/EMF measurements and these FCC-and-OSHA-approved calculations. . . .
WiFi in Schools (Related Website)
issued December 2013
A strategy for parents to raise awareness at the school level. Canadian format- UPDATED March 2014
Wi-Fi Non-Consent Form with Context for use. The following NON-CONSENT
FORM is a tool for parents who are concerned about the existence, or
installation, of Wi-Fi networks or other wireless technologies in their
Can be used with the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (Canadian Format)
or the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (U.S. Format)
Do you know where the WiFi/Bluetooth Microwave Antennas are on your child's iPad?
Full article posted on parentsforasafeschool.blogspot.ca
Washington State Department of Health & Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction are hiding information
Dear Citizens For Safe Technology,
A report about Wi-Fi safety in schools was produced by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) & Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Through a public records request, the DOH/OSPI has been caught hiding the documented risks of wireless radiation, blatantly ignoring studies, and diluting the draft report - discrediting their assertion that wireless is safe. See documentation here:
The DOH/OSPI needs to be told that their conclusion "Wi-Fi is unlikely to pose a health risk":
I am asking if you could please forward this to all of your Washington State contacts, then submit your public comment to WA State in support of Wi-Fi free schools, before the March 3 deadline. The below link will lead you to the state's draft report and directions on how to submit comments. Please consider copying me (Karen@MeansForChange.org) so I can be sure your comments get into the final report.
In addition to Washington State, the outcome of this report has the potential to influence the policy of other states and countries as well. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
Click the button above to sign our online petition to return to hardwired computers in schools.
Click the button above to sign our online petition against Smart Meters in British Columbia.
Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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