Saturday, 12 October 2019

We want to know why BC is not banning cell phones and personal devices in our schools?


Did you know that the Ontario government allowed the parents to make an informed decision, which resulted in 97% of parents voting in favour of banning cell phones in their classrooms?


Did you know Minister of Education, Rob Fleming denied BC parents the same opportunity?



Did you know Rob Fleming’s child is attending the only school in Victoria that has a ban on cell phone use in the classroom but he announced he would not to ban the use of Cell Phones in BC classrooms?



We want to know why?



Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms next school year
97% of the parents voted in favour of personal devices and cell phone ban in Ontario Schools.


Victoria BC - Transition to cellphone-free classrooms smooth: principal
The only school in BC with a cell phone ban


New Brunswick- Middle schools in Tantramar area restricting cell phone use amid mental health concerns
Research points to rise in anxiety, depression in youth as popularity of mobile devices increases


Alaska high school bans cell phones
Students are more engaged, studying harder and interacting more with peers in Anchorage, Alaska.



Montreal - West Island high school bans cellphone use on school property — even during recess and lunch
Devices could be confiscated if students use them at St. Thomas


New California Law Bans Cell Phones in Classrooms
A new law signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom allows schools to determine ways to reduce or eliminate the use of cell phones in school.  


California - San Mateo High School goes phone-free, largest public school in the country to do it (2:03 mins)
The Yondr pouches have been used at concerts and shows, but San Mateo High School is the largest public school in the country to use it for students. Each classroom has an unlocking device. Students put their phones into their pouch in the morning and a teacher unlocks it, at the end of the day.



MILWAUKEE - Cell Phones in Schools: To ban or not to ban?
Germantown High School takes a restrictive approach to cell phones in school. In fact, students caught with their phones can be fined up to $218.


Michigan - Local schools look to limit cell phone use as studies show they are a distraction
"It has become clear that excessive exposure to cell phones has a negative effect on school-age children," the district states in the handbook. "In view of the research findings ... students will not be allowed to carry or use cell phones during the school day."


US Schools Are Banning Cell Phones In The Classroom
This is a compilation of news from 2016 and 2017



UK - schools across the UK should ban mobile phones
“Technology makes being a parent much harder. And schools have a big role too. I enthusiastically support using technology for teaching. But we also need to teach children how to stay safe with technology.


UK - School completely bans mobile phones and teachers say kids' behaviour changes
“I can’t envisage us ever going back to allowing the pupils to bring out their mobile phones now,” said Mrs Webb.


London - Secondary schools are introducing strict new bans on mobile phones 
From September all pupils from 11 to 16 will have to switch off their phones and put them in their lockers from 8.25am to 4pm with parents told they should ring the school if they need to contact their sons or daughters.


Ireland - Proposed legislation looks to tackle phone use in schools
It also intends tackling cyberbullying, harassment, or intimidation of children and stipulates that the code of behaviour will contain an internal discipline process for any such behaviour.


Ireland - Wicklow primary school bans the use of smartphones
Smartphones are no longer permitted in St. Cronan's following a survey in June where 91.2% of parents voted for a ban on smartphones."We have had to deal with issues of cyberbullying, we have children accessing inappropriate material, material with adult content," said Ms Tierney.



Wales - Mobile phones will be banned in NSW primary schools from next year
"Students themselves were saying that mobile phones were a distraction to them in class time."


Australia's most prestigious schools BANS students from using mobile phones, laptops and smart watches - and the kids are LOVING it

Mobile phones are not prohibited on school grounds, but are required to be switched off throughout class time, lunch, and recess or will face confiscation.
  

Italy - The Court of Florence has ordered the immediate shutdown of Wi-Fi in a school to protect the health of a minor


France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools
"These days the children don't play at break time anymore, they are just all in front of their smartphones and from an educational point of view that's a problem," said Jean-Michel Blanquer, the French education minister.


France - This School Banned Cell Phones And Happiness Followed
Students are talking and playing more at recess; the youngsters are active and engaged on school field trips, rather than staring at screens; and they say that they are closer with their friends as a result of conversing more with each other.


New Zealand - Auckland school bans phones - and students are happy about it
No cellphones, no headphones and no laptops except for class work. 


China bans mobile phones in classrooms
As well as forbidding students from bringing cellphones and tablets to class, the action plan asks teachers not to rely on electronic devices when teaching and giving assignments, and asks them to assign only written homework.



Rwanda - Government outlaws use of cell phones in schools
The Ministry of Education says that no more primary and secondary schools students will be allowed to own or use a mobile telephone at school, citing distraction.




Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Former President Of Microsoft Canada Frank Clegg: On Safety & 5G/Wireless Technologies


The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland
As soon as the antennas were installed, several residents and entire families in the heart of Geneva reported similar unusual symptoms of loud ringing in the ear, intense headaches, unbearable earaches, insomnia, chest pain, fatigue and not feeling well in the house. 29-year-old Geneva resident, Johan Perruchoud, called up Swisscom and was told that indeed the 5G cell towers were activated on the same day he began to feel the symptoms. When others called Swisscom they were told everything is legal and within guidelines.


5G WHIZ
Dr. Martin Pall: We know that the EMF impact the cells of our bodies, all the cells of our bodies by activating some channels. And when they do that, they produce all kinds of effects. And those include neurological neuropsychiatric effects. They include reproductive effects, they include oxidative stress, which is involved in essentially all chronic diseases. So I'm, I'm deeply concerned about the situation.


Five G - (2019 Documentary)
One of the problems with 5G is it can literally change human DNA, cause multiple cancers, plus hundreds more biological effects. Please spread the word and make sure your city is NOT installing these death driven towers near your homes and families homes.



Former President Of Microsoft Canada Frank Clegg: On Safety & 5G/Wireless Technologies
We need to spread the word about this untested wireless technology and demand the use of the safer use of wired technology



Two videos on the 60 Minutes investigation where US diplomats were attacked with electromagnetic radiation in their homes.
How do you report on an attack that you can’t see? 60 Minutes producers say they approached it with skepticism



Sunday, 15 September 2019

Scientific Appeal: 4G/5G Antenna Densification is Escalating Health Risks – A Global Crisis

Giant 5G Drones in Maui Skies? (4:26 mins)




The 5G Crisis: Awareness & Accountability Summit is online and FREE from August 26 - September 1, 2019


Scientific Appeal: 4G/5G Antenna Densification is Escalating Health Risks – A Global Crisis
The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.


Expert Devra Davis on 5G and Mobile Phone Safety (21:40 mins)
The scandal is that phone testing today is fraudulent; it is just as fraudulent as the diesel engine scandal 


Monday, 9 September 2019

Classrooms in Crisis, could wireless technology be responsible?

As teachers report more violent incidents in schools, boards struggle to manage children with complex needs
Educators at the Toronto District School Board, the country’s largest school district, logged 3,831 reports of workplace violence over the past academic year, up from 1,894 reports in 2014-15. In Edmonton, the number of violent incidents against staff members involving students documented by Edmonton Public Schools more than doubled between the 2015-16 academic year and 2017-18. At the Surrey School District, the largest in B.C., the number of reported violent incidents by a student against a staff member climbed from 190 in 2008-09 to 1,642 in the 2017-18 school year.


Graph coincides with the installation of wifi in our schools.

















'I felt helpless': Teachers call for support amid 'escalating crisis' of classroom violence
Last year, the national organization compiled the results of a survey conducted for the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO). The online survey, which polled its 81,000 members, found that 70 per cent of Ontario elementary teachers reported experiencing or witnessing violence during the 2016-17 school year.  Verbal threats, physical assault and incidents involving weapons were among the most frequently reported, according to Brown.









Classrooms in Crisis: Verbal, physical, sometimes violent outbursts plaguing Oregon classrooms.
 “When I first started teaching, I’d have maybe one or two students in the classroom with an unstable home life,” said 4th and 5th-grade teacher Cynthia Honma. “Now, I literally might have almost every child in my class.” 

'It's exhausting': parents, professionals grapple with child anxiety
One in eight children can be diagnosed with childhood anxiety, said Tammy Schamuhn, a child psychologist at Edmonton's Institute of Child Psychology, a rate she said has increased 50 per cent in the last 30 years.  "Our genetics haven't changed, so it has to be the environment," she said. "Something is changing in the environment that's causing this."


BC Ministry of Education slaps a $8.8 million dollar band-aid on the escalating increase in classroom violence and mental health.  We need to find the CAUSE!

Published Studies
Ahuja et al., Autism: An epigenomic side-effect of excessive exposure to electromagnetic fields International Journal of Medical and Medical Sciences Vol. 5(4), pp. 171-177, April (2013) https://academicjournals.org/article/article1378991538_Ahuja%20et%20al.pdf

Bioinitiative Working Group, Bioinitiative 2012: A Rationale for a Biologically-based
Exposure Standard, 2012 & 2014, Section 1, Preface, pages 1-3, Section 11 Table of
Contents, pages 1-5, Section 1, Summary for Public, 2014, Section 2, Statement of the Problem, 2007, https://bioinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/BioInitiativeReport-RF-Color-Charts.pdf

Boumosleh, Jocelyne, et al., Depression, anxiety, and smartphone addiction in university students- A cross sectional study. Plos One August 2017 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182239

Hardell, Lennart, "World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health - a hard nut to crack (Review)," International Journal of Oncology
51, June 2017, 405-413 https://www.spandidos-publications.com/ijo/51/2/405

Gupta, Sukesh Kumar et al., Long-term exposure of 2450MHz electromagnetic radiation induces stress and anxiety like behavior in rats, Neurochemisty International, Volume 128, September 2019. Pages 1-13

Herbert, M.R. and Sage, C. “Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a Pathophysiological Link”. Part 1:Pathophysiology , 2013, Jun;20(3):191-209, Pubmed abstract for Part 1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0928468013000370

Herbert, M.R. and Sage, C. “Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a Pathophysiological Link”. Part II: Pathophysiology, 2013 Jun;20(3):211-34. Epub Pubmed abstract for Part II. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0928468013000382

Kaplan, Suleyman, et al., “Electromagnetic field and brain development,” Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 75 Nov. 2015 pages 52-61 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891061815000952

Naval Medical Research Institute Research Report, June 1971. Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (“Effects”) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation. Report No. 2 Revised. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/750271.pdf

Pall, Martin L. “Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects.” Journal of cellular and molecular medicine 17.8 (2013): 958- 965. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242331926_Electromagnetic_fields_act_via_activation_of _voltage-gated_calcium_channels_to_produce_beneficial_or_adverse_effects

Pall, Martin L., "Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF's) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression," Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 75, Aug. 2015 pages 43-51 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891061815000599

Pall, Martin L., "Scientific evidence contradicts findings and assumptions of Canadian Safety Panel 6: microwaves act through voltage-gated calcium channel activation to induce biological impacts at non-thermal levels, supporting a paradigm shift for microwave/lower frequency electromagnetic field action," De Gruyter, Rev Environ Health 30(2): April 2015 pages 99-116 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275052209_Scientific_evidence_contradicts_findings_and_assumptions_of_Canadian_Safety_Panel_6_Microwaves_act_through_voltage-gated_calcium_channel_activation_to_induce_biological_impacts_at_non-thermal_levels_s

Pall, Martin L., "Wi-Fi as a Very Substantial Threat to Human Health," Feb. 2017

Sage, Cindy, Child Development, Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development. 2017, Volume 00, Number 0, Pages 1-8 https://eliant.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/de/pdf/Sage_Burgio_Childhood_2017_Epigenetics.pdf

Taylor, Hugh  Research Compilation on Cell phone Radiation, Behavior and Brain Development https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TaylorPASSession.pdf
Twenge, Jean M.  et al. Increases in Depressive Symptoms, Suicide-Related Outcomes, and Suicide Rates Among U.S. Adolescents After 2010 and Links to Increased New Media Screen Time Clinical Psychological Science 2017 November

Varghese, Rini et al., Rats exposed to 2.45GHz of non-ionizing radiation exhibit behavioral changes within creased brain expression of apoptotic caspase 3, Elsevier, Pathophysiology25 (2018) 19-30 https://www.pathophysiologyjournal.com/article/S0928-4680(17)30052-4/pdf

Wen Y, Alshikho MJ, Herbert MR (2016) Pathway Network Analyses for Autism Reveal Multisystem Involvement, Major Overlaps with Other Diseases and Convergence upon MAPK and Calcium Signaling. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153329. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0153329 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0153329
 
Zhang, Jun-Ping et al., Environmental Research and Public Health, Effects of 1.8 GHz Radiofrequency Fields on the Emotional Behavior and Spatial Memory of Adolescent Mice. November 2017, 14 pages
  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5707983/pdf/ijerph-14-01344.pdf

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

BC parents told schools will not follow Ontario's lead to ban cellphones in the classrooms

The BC Minister of Education,  Rob Fleming has a moral and legal obligation, after being notified that cell phones exceed the safety limits up to 5 times the guidelines, to “act in good faith,” by taking measures to mitigate the risk of harm to our children while under his care in the classrooms. 



[Press Release] Revelation of the Chicago Tribune on the tests of the most popular cell phones in the United States.
As for the three Samsung phones, SAR levels soared with a Galaxy S8 measurement more than 5 times the regulatory limit (8.22 W/kg), measurement taken at a distance of 2 mm from the skin.  For the Motorola e5 Play, the SAR is just as high, exceeding the regulatory limit by four times.


Expert Devra Davis on 5G and Mobile Phone Safety (21:40 mins)
The scandal is that phone testing today is fraudulent; it is just as fraudulent as the diesel engine scandal 


This is SAR, Specific Absorption Rate, testing and is the only test that cell phone manufacturers use to test for safety.  It was never designed for use by children.


How much radiation comes from our phones? (1:36 mins)
Cell phones emit radiation levels above the FCC’s guidelines


Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms next school year
Some schools already have similar policies, but the province will issue a directive to all public schools for the 2019-20 school year, government sources told The Canadian Press. How to enforce the ban would be up to individual boards and schools.


San Mateo High School goes phone-free, largest public school in the country to do it (2:03 mins)
The Yondr pouches have been used at concerts and shows, but San Mateo High School is the largest public school in the country to use it for students. Each classroom has an unlocking device. Students put their phones into their pouch in the morning and a teacher unlocks it, at the end of the day.


One of Australia's most prestigious schools BANS students from using mobile phones, laptops and smart watches - and the kids are LOVING it
Mobile phones are not prohibited on school grounds, but are required to be switched off throughout class time, lunch, and recess or will face confiscation.
  


Template to send to your City Mayor and Councillors on 5G technology


This is a template of a letter to sent to Councils and Mayors asking for resolutions similar to that passed by Pitt Meadows' Council. Please complete with the information pertinent to your Mayor and Council.  Email addresses can be obtained from the city's website. 


Letter: 

Dear Mayor and Councillors,

This summer the City Council of Pitt Meadows passed this landmark resolution:

“THAT Council forward a letter to their MP, MLA, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Canada, ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) and Telus expressing significant concerns regarding the long-term health consequences related to cell towers, microcells and wireless technology.”

Would you consider doing the same?  If you follow Pitt Meadows lead you may want to share the following concerns:

"________ City Council has substantial concerns regarding: the health implications of cell tower placements in our community; the lack of awareness around potential health risks associated with cell towers; the lack of communication from the federal government on the current scientific evidence pertaining to the biological effects of wireless technology; and the need to strengthen our significantly out-dated Safety Code 6.

We are also extremely concerned about the lack of public consultation required by ISED when antennas are placed on existing structures in our communities and we are concerned about the untested emerging 5G technology this infrastructure facilitates. We support fiber optic networks connected directly to the premises as a faster, safer alternative to wireless 5G."

Background Information:

 1. Scientists Urge Precaution
     · To date, 248 EMF (electromagnetic field) scientists from 42 nations have signed an Appeal asking the United Nations for greater health protection on EMF exposure. See the Appeal at:  EMFscientist.org.

2. Science shows adverse environmental and wildlife effects from wireless radiation.

3The small cell antenna densification now underway creates many complex issues for local governments:
     · Liability · Aesthetics · Safety · Public health · Increased energy consumption ·      
       Expensive infrastructure upgrades, and a lack of local authority over the public right of way


“The City strongly emphasizes the need for local control and flexibility to manage its own assets.... municipalities are concerned with issues of urban design, community aesthetics, safety, affordability and fair return on municipal investments. However, these concerns are often overridden by federal decisions, which favor market interests. “


Thanks so much for considering this matter and all you do on our behalf,

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