The Safe Schools Policy – Best Practice Standards for Screens and Radiation was emailed to Canada's Prime Minister and Canadian provincial Ministers of Health and Education, as well as Health Canada and The Council of Education Ministers, Canada on March 26, 2017 requesting their consideration and feedback.
The past decade was marked by rising use of mobile technology by children in homes and schools, with studies showing concurrent decline in child physical and mental health. One in three children enter school developmentally vulnerable, one in four are obese or overweight, one in seven have a diagnosed mental illness, and one in ten are addicted to technology. As problematic behaviors escalate and classroom management becomes increasingly difficult, schools continue to increase unmanaged student technology use. Safety standards for children in schools regarding screen time and wireless radiation either do not exist, or do not concur with current scientific evidence. There are no studies which demonstrate wireless radiation endemic in mobile technology is safe for humans, with mounting research now indicating harm. Cancer incidence in teens has risen 25% over the past 38 years. The rapidity of child development poses further risks for children, indicating immediate measures be taken in school environments to protect children. This Safe Schools Policy will serve as an education industry benchmark standard in ensuring productive and sustainable futures for all children.
Written by a team of researchers, clinicians, and scientists including Cris Rowan, Dr. Lennart Hardell, Tarmo Koppel, Sveinn S. Kjartansson, Stella Sæmundsdóttir, and Dr. Robert Morris, the Safe Schools Policy – Best Practice Standards for Screens and Radiation is ground breaking and trend setting, and achieves safe and sustainable practices for schools to ensure health and success for all children of the new millennium.
At the Children, Screentime and Wireless Microwave Radiation international conference in February 2017 sponsored by the City of Reykjavik the Reykjavik Appeal on wireless technology in schools was tabled. The Petition signed by Lennart Hardell, Cris Rowan and Tarmo Koppel asks school authorities in all countries to acquire knowledge about the potential risks of Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) for growing and developing children. The conference further supports wired educational technologies as a safer solution than potentially hazardous exposures from wireless radiation. In support the conference has shared vidoes of the presentations made.
Prof. Lennart Hardell is a professor in Oncology and cancer epidemiology at the University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden. Has his research contributed to the cancer classification of different agents such as TCDD, PCB, the herbicide Glyphosate, and radio frequency fields. Vice President of European Society of Environmental Health. Deputy of Ethical Committee at Uppsala. European Journal of Cancer Prevention Research Prize. Swedish Medical Research Council in molecular genetic epidemiology. 2011 IARC expert in classification of cell phone radiation carcinogenicity.
Prof. Lennart Hardell - Wireless Microwave Radiation in School 31:56 min. video by Prof. Lennart Hardell - Reykjavik conference on Microwave radiation in schools and screentime.
Dr. Robert Morris, MD, PhD, is an environmental epidemiologist and the senior medical advisor to the Environmental Health Trust. He has taught at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard University School of Public Health, and the Medical College of Wisconsin and has served as an advisor to the EPA, CDC, NIH and the President's Cancer Panel. His work has been featured in the New York Times and the London Times, and on Dateline NBC and the BBC. His first book, The Blue Death, received a Nautilus Gold Award and was named one of the Best Consumer Heath Books of 2007 by the American Library association. He lives in Seattle, WA.
Dr. Robert Morris - Wireless Microwave Radiation in School 36:30 min. video by Dr. Robert Morris - Wireless Microwave Radiation - The mobile industry - The cigarette industry - Cholera - The Blue Death.
Dariusz Leszczynski has two doctorates and docentship in biochemistry. An independent expert, 22 years at STUK in Finland, 2003-2007 as head of radiation biology laboratory, 2000-2013 as a research professor. Testified and advising to the Polish Ministry of Digitization in 2016, Canadian Parliaments House of Commons in 2015, Indian minister of health and Family welfare in 2014. Expert in research on biological/health effects of mobile phone radiation; 2003 WHO expert in revision of research agenda; 2007 expert presenting for the US National Academies; 2009 testified in US Senate hearing. 2011 IARC expert in classification of cell phone radiation.
Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski - Wireless Microwave Radiation in School 45:04 min. video by Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski - Wireless Microwave Radiation - Harmful or not - Research on Wireless Microwave Radiation - ICNIRP - IARC - WHO EMF Project.
Cris Rowan BScOT, BScBI, SIPT. A consultant Occupational Therapist, Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Presented at DDA conference. Clinical Instructor at Pacific University Portland Oregon for OT doctoral course on impact of technology on children. Institute for Digital Media and Child Development - Parental Education, Clinical Research CAOT Sensory Processing Disorder - BC Rep. Performed over 300 workshops for health and education professionals and parents. Publish numerous articles in international journals and presented at international conferences.
Cris Rowan - Part 1 of 2 - Children and Screentime 48:06 min. video by Cris Rowan - Reykjavik Conference 2017 - Children, screentime and microwave radiation.
Cris Rowan - Part 2 of 2 - Children and Screentime 32:49 min. video by Cris Rowan - Reykjavik Conference 2017 - Children Screentime and Education - Wireless Radiation in School.
Tarmo Koppel, Tallin University of Technology. Materials Science, Electromagnetism, Health Economics. BSc, MA, PhD-candidate. Tarmo Koppel is an environmental health scientist. For the past three years Tarmo has been involved in European Union's and Estonian electromagnetic fields legislation analysis and formulation as a national expert. His recent years in research have focussed on mobile communications (mobile networking) risk management issues.
Tarmo Koppel - Wireless Microwave 29:29 min. video by Tarmo Koppel - Wireless Microwave Radiation Measurements in Reykjavik Iceland.
Catherine Steiner-Adair is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Psychologist at McLean Hospital. A leading expert specialising in child development, education, family relationships, and work-place/family integration. Through the past 30 years, Dr Seiner-Adar has presented keynotes, workshops and trainings at more than 500 schools and at professional conferences around the world. Her award-winning research led to an acclaimed middle school program, a social and emotional leaning curriculum that strengthens girls' self and body esteem.
Prof. Catherine Steiner-Adair - Children, Education and Screentime 41:20 min. video by Catherine Steiner-Adair - Children Screentime - Children Education and Screentime - Children Development
Dr. Björn Hjálmarsson pediatrician and MA in health and bioethics, BUGL.
Dr. Björn Hjálmarsson - Screen Time & Children 33:53 min. video by Dr. Björn Hjálmarsson - Screen Time children - the impact of screen time on the development and welfare of children.