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Monday, March 2, 2015

Schools That Choose to Install Safe Technology (No WiFi)

Schools Who Have Replaced WiFi With Safe Technology

(Click on the link to read the news story)

UPPER Sturt Primary School, Australia . They have a “No WIFI” and a LOW EMF Policy
Read their Tech Policy Here and watch the excellent news piece about the schools new position. 

St. Augustine School in Italy turned off Wifi and goes back to Wires.
  • Check out the news article showing all the parents gathering as the router is ceremoniously removed from the wall by the administrator. 

City of Lakes Waldorf School, WiFi taken out. Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Read the Magazine article about their bold move here. 

Surrey, BC Roots and Wings Montessori removed Wi-Fi.
Read the letter from Principal Kristen Cassie below. Watch the news coverage. 

Portland Waldorf School, WIFI taken out!

Ghent, Finland,  Wi-fi banned from pre-schools and day care.

Winlaw Elementary School, B.C. Canada turned off WiFi.

Te Horo Primary School New Zealand Replaced WIFI with cable-based internet.

Kootenay Lakes District School Board BC (One school without Wi-Fi)

Blaise-Cendrars High School, Switzerland. Teachers vote to remove WiFi.

Kivioja primary school in  Finland bans phones and minimizes Wireless.

Halton Waldorf, in Burlington Vermont: Remaining free of Wireless Radiation

Aurora School in Ontario removed Wifi and replaced with hardwired.

North Cariboo Christian School in Quesnel, B.C., removed Wi-fi .

Pretty River Academy in Ontario no WiFi.

 Wayside Academy, Peterborough, Ontario no Wi Fi.

Surrey, BC Roots and Wings Montessori removed Wi-Fi.

Ontario St. Vincent Euphrasia elementary: Parents voted to turn off Wi-Fi.

HEROUVILLE-SAINT-CLAIR wi-fi networks removed.

Prebendal School in Chichester removed Wi-Fi network

Ysgol Pantycelyn, in Carmarthenshire, switched off Wi-Fi network
Stowe School, Buckinghamshire, removed part of Wi-Fi network after teacher became ill.

Letter From Kristin Cassie, the Principal of  Roots and Wings 

As a long-time principal of an independent school, I see the health and safety of our children as a non-negotiable responsibility. As technology contributes to ever-changing environmental influences, it's often a challenge to stay informed to the degree required to protect ourselves, and particularly our vulnerable children. I was therefore very appreciative of the information provided by "Citizens for Safe Technology".

Although there is far from universal agreement as to the dangers of wireless technology, and there are many with vested interests in its continued use, evidence of its harmful effects is extensive and widespread. The default position must therefore be on the side of safety. One wouldn't consider using a chemical substance without knowing for absolute certainty that it could cause no harm, even if many people considered it safe and it had many benefits. By the same token, the benefits of wireless technology cannot be responsibly utilized when there is any evidence of harm, let alone the overwhelming information we now have of potential damage.

Changes in complex systems, such as the public school system, can be dangerously slow. I'm grateful that I had the autonomy to make the right decision for our students. On educating myself through the information provided me, I immediately removed all wireless technology from our school and banned the use of cell phones within our building. It was not a major change to hard-wire all computers. In our older classes, every child has a laptop, which connects to the internet through one of several hard-wired internet collections. We have advanced technology without any of the dangers of wireless radiowaves.

I am happy to discuss this decision with anyone who may be interested.

Kristin Cassie, Principal
Roots and Wings Montessori Place
5438 - 152nd St., Surrey, BC V3S 5J9


Most impressively, This letter was written in 2010, a year before the World Health Organization's classification of the radiation as a possible carcinogen. 

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