Excellent article from the Activist Post on the topic of cell phones / Wifi and children.
By B.N. Frank
The Telecom Industry (“Big Wireless”) has never said cell phones are safe. Cell phone manufacturers have been warning shareholders that they may eventually be held liable for the harm their products have caused. No one wants to insure them anymore.
What’s more: no “safe” level of cell phone or wireless WiFi radiation has still been determined for children or pregnant women.
For many years already, France has been very proactive about protecting children from harm caused by radiation exposure to mobile phones (cell and cordless).
In 2009, they passed this legislation:
All advertising of the devices to children under 12 is to be prohibited under the legislation – announced by the Environment Minister, Jean-Louis Borloo, last week – and he will also take powers to ban the sale of any phone designed to be used by those under six.
Even though in 2010 France originally banned cell phone use “during all teacher activity,” this new ban requires students ages 3 to 15 leave their phones at home or keep them turned off during the school day. The ban also extends to tablets, computers, and other Internet-connected devices. Teachers may choose whether they want to enforce the ban with older students.
We know today that there is a phenomenon of screen addiction, the phenomenon of bad mobile phone use… Our main role is to protect children and adolescents. It is a fundamental role of education, and this law allows it,” said Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer on French news channel BFMTV.
Children are exempt from the ban in the case of disabilities, extracurricular activities, or if phones are required for teaching purposes, according to CNN.
Additionally, the most recent study on extensive cell phone use shows that checking cell phones during lectures typically costs students half a grade on their final test scores. Another recent study stated that cell phone is likely linked to a dramatic increase in nearsightedness.