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Wireless Networks In Schools Dangerous? - Parentdish

Five key steps to upgrading your wireless network | eSchool News | eSchool News


Apparently, a Secretary of a teacher's professional association has said that wireless technology has been linked with loss of concentration, headaches, tiredness, and memory loss. There are also claims of a link to long-term risk of cancer. Scary. The majority of primary and secondary schools in the UK have no introduced wi-fi technology in their computer labs, but opponents argue that children are more vulnerable to electro-magnetic radiation because of their thin skulls and developing nervous systems. I'm skeptical, but I'll still be watching for further reports on the issue. It seems like every household item is a lurking danger these days, but I would hate to give up my wireless. Ask Us Anything About Parenting Type your question here... More Related Questions TheTalkies:RelatedVideos Chicago Public Schools Getting $24 Million in Upgrades Seven schools in Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood will get $24 million to pay for projects like wireless internet access, new engineering labs and media classrooms. Bring Your Own Tech Programs Charge Up Students While some children are banned from using cell phones or iPads at school, there is a growing trend of schools embracing technology and developing Bring Your Own Device programs that encourage students to bring their wireless devices to school. (May 29) Obama, Tech Companies To Get More Devices Into U.S.
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Bring Your Own Tech Programs Charge Up Students

In early February, President Obama made a $3 billion commitment to improve internet access in the nations schools to meet the new technology standards required by Common Core online testing. Approximately $2 billion of that funding is earmarked for an FCC imperative to provide high-speed broadband internet access to 15,000 schools. And private-sector companiesamong them Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizonhave pledged $1 billion in free and discounted products, connectivity, and professional development. While this is no doubt cause for celebration, it marks the beginning of a very long road to fully realizing the benefits for education. This funding could cause a tremendous leap in the quality of education for U.S. children, helping them better compete in a world economy when they enter the workforce. However, if not properly put into place, it could result in a debacle on par with the rolloutand a squandering of educational opportunities for the countrys students. Implementation of wireless infrastructure to support online testing will be a significant hurdle, as 70 percent of K-12 schools currently lack the wireless network performance or wired broadband internet connectivity needed to make this a success, according to . Compounding the problem is a new wireless standard , 802.11ac, which should be considered as part of any new infrastructure upgrade. Combined, these challenges are giving many school IT personnel a serious headache. Here are five key steps that school administrators must take when building out their wireless networks.
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