France passes Bill to ban student cell phone use in schools. Don’t you wish everybody would?
The new bill goes into effect in September for the start of the new academic year. It requires pupils in elementary and junior high school to keep their devices in bags or out of sight.
Before the new bill passed, about half of France’s 51,000 elementary schools and 7,000 junior high schools had already outlawed student use of cell phones.
The bill is being referred to as a “detox measure” aimed at decreasing student communication through texting and social media. Proponents hope it will also reduce bullying and improve “camaraderie.” They are asking it be combined with a campaign to educate everyone on the importance of limiting students’ phone use.
Research proving harm from exposure from digital devices has been reported by the media for many years already. No “safe” level of cell phone or wireless WiFi radiation has still been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women.
The potential for harm from exposure is much worse for children:.
“Children’s skulls and scalps are thinner. So the radiation can penetrate deeper into the brain of children and young adults. Their cells are at a dividing faster rate, so the impact of radiation can be much larger.” said Black of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
If your children are having any type of behavioral, emotional, mental or physical health issues, lab testing may determine if some or all of this is because of “Microwave Sickness” aka “ElectroSensitivity” (ES). There are so many symptoms that this is often misdiagnosed.
In 2010, experts determined that up to 1/3 of us are sensitive to some degree and 3% are clinically hypersensitive to exposure to cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation and other sources of Electrical Pollution (aka Electrosmog).
What’s particularly difficult about the situation in the United States is that public schools have been encouraged to become “high tech.” This puts students on computers in the classroom at an early age. This requires students use technology to also do homework outside of the classroom.
How can this not encourage the inappropriate and unhealthy use of all sources of technology (including cell phones) in and out of the classroom?
While the “high tech” movement has been full speed ahead, affluent tech inventors (including the late Steve Jobs) have been limiting their own children’s use of it and sending them to “low tech” schools.
Regardless, the marketing of “high tech” public schools continues as do the massive tax increases to achieve what is ultimately hurting all Americans.
Vive la France.