Most parents would doubt that they have the expertise to judge whether a wi-fi system carries any health risks for their children, and would reasonably feel that they should leave that judgement to government.
At present, however, there are disagreements about wi-fi within the key government body, the Health Protection Agency.4 Moreover, the former chair of the Health Protection Agency, Sir William Stewart, has expressed concern about the adverse health effects that wi-fi systems may have on children, and other experts share his concern. 5
In these circumstances, we as parents cannot be confident that the use of wi-fi in school is safe. The dispute among experts, and the nature of the concerns some express, mean that wi-fi could pose serious risks to our children’s health.
We do not have to be experts ourselves to make that judgementor to assert our responsibility for our children.