Wifi in Schools

By | March 18, 2013

Wifi in K-12 schools in Victoria, BC specifically.

There was so much twitter action, I had to collect what I could. The tweets are a bit out of order chronologically but I tried to make sense of the themes.

I’ve been watching the debate brew over at http://wifiinschools.ca/ and while I believe that wifi is harmless, I haven’t had a chance to weigh in yet.

The motions about wifi were eventually withdrawn in the end but the EMOTIONS are still running high; this debate is not over.

I wanted to link to an article about the nocebo effect of media and the “idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields” [in plain English: just hearing about false effects of wifi makes you think you are feeling ill from wifi].

Unfortunately, like a lot of peer reviewed research, this article is locked behind a bloody paywall.

Imagine if the general public (i.e parents lobbying governments and school boards) had access to the most recent scientific literature! Then they wouldn’t have to resort to bunk science that is freely available, like this stuff that litters the Internet.

Yes, I can turn even a wifi debate into a call for more Open Access.

In any case, here are some of the interesting tweets from today’s discussions:

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