Ontario teachers' union votes to ban cell phones in classrooms

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Ontario teachers' union votes to ban cell phones in classrooms

Post by Riskynet » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:08 am

Ontario teachers' union votes to ban cell phones in classrooms


Federation also voted to label Wi-Fi access points in schools



The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario voted to ban the use of cell phones in classrooms at their general meeting Friday night.

The new rules state that mobile devices should be turned off and stored during school hours, unless special permission is given.

The federation also voted to label Wi-Fi access points in school, and to continue to study the effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, the potentially harmful radiation emitted by cell phones.

They are looking to have the use of cell phones recognized as a potential workplace hazard for teachers.

"There is cause for concern for members' health and safety, especially women," said Sandra Wash, a teacher representing the Peel district.
The study’s results will be released in February.

Health Canada has said that the majority of research to date does not support a link between exposure and poor health.

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Post by JohnW » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:16 am

Wouldn't that be a school board issue?

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Post by JosephMcCarthy » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:31 am

JohnW wrote:Wouldn't that be a school board issue?
School board or individual school issue. This has no pull. I also agree with Health Canada that no links between wifi and health have been noted. But people with tin foil hats often get listened to for whatever reason.
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Post by JohnW » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:50 pm

No reason I can think of.

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Post by Riskynet » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:08 pm

Francofun and Loco should be here soon. [4wait

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