A Kapiti Coast primary school has decided to switch off wi-fi in its junior classrooms after a survey of parents revealed concerns about radiation exposure.
Damon Wyman, a parent of two children at Te Horo School, sparked the survey when he started researching the effects of wi-fi after his 10-year-old son Ethan died of a brain tumour. In the past two weeks, scientists and experts from around the world have flooded Mr Wyman with advice and shared their concerns.
However, the ministries of education and health have expressed confidence that wi-fi is safe to use in schools.
Te Horo School board of trustees chairman Steve Joss said the school had consulted widely, and the decision to turn off wi-fi in the junior classrooms was not about safety. “We don’t have concerns about safety with the wi-fi, but we received enough feedback from parents not wanting it in the junior school that we decided to switch it off.”
One can only feel sympathy and huge sadness for the loss of Ethan Wyman. But sadly kids have been getting cancer since long long before wi-fi was invented.
Turning off wi-fi because some parents want you to, is like teaching creationism as science because some parents want you to.
I wonder how many of those parents have home wi-fi networks?Tags: cancer