Parents, Teachers and Students:
Virtual Reality Headsets have never been tested for safety for children and yet, our schools and libraries are purchasing and promoting this product. To operate these VR Headsets it requires a smart phone, emitting microwave radiation, to be inserted directly in front of a child’s eyes.
School Districts have not informed parents, teachers or students of the Safety Manuals and Disclaimers mandated by the federal government warning of the permanent health risks from the prolonged use. Parents have not given their informed consent for their children to use this untested and unregulated technology in our classrooms.
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The response from the Vancouver Island Regional Libraries stated the parents would have to sign a detailed Virtual Reality Rules, Terms and Conditions and Waiver. Virtual Reality Programs have become popular because of the commercials aimed at our children, as the next “must have” product to purchase. Parents will feel pressured to sign this waiver, with their children begging to use the Virtual Reality Program and believe that our government would never allow this technology, with the potential of serious injuries, to hit the store shelves if unsafe. Parents, beware, it is now up to the public to prove Virtual Reality Headsets using smart phones, is unsafe and should never be part of the educational curriculum until scientific peer review studies have proven Microwave Radiation Exposure is safe for children.
Below is a link to the EMF-Portal, an extensive literature database with an inventory of over 25,000 publications and over 5,000 summaries of individual peer reviewed scientific studies on the health effects of electromagnetic fields.
The specific age groups suggested for the different products are for age appropriate content, NOT safety.
· Oculus Rift: no one under the age of 13 may use the Oculus Rift.
· Merge: no one under the age of 10 may use the Merge VR. If under 13 years old, the consent of a parent or guardian is required.
· View Master VR: no one under the age of 7 years old may use the View Master VR. If between the ages 7 and 13 years old, the consent of a parent or guardian is required.
Letter from Parentsforsafeschools to Vancouver Island Regional Library and Greater Victoria Regional Library
Response from Vancouver Island Regional Library
Virtual Reality Rules, Terms and Conditions and Waiver
Mainstream media is own and operated by the wireless industry and they will not cover stories that will affect the potential sale of their products. Please contact your school principal and school board and let them know this technology has never been tested for safety on our children and we don’t want wireless Virtual Reality Headsets in our schools.
Thank you,Janis Hoffmann