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Use the hashtag #ResponsibleiPad to tweet your success in using the Apple USB3 Camera Adapter and the Apple USB-to-Ethernt adapter to connect your child's iPad to the internet via secure Ethernet wires. Hardwired internet connections are faster, safer and more secure.

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To learn how you can eliminate the sources of immediate and latent toxic hazards of RadioFrequency ElectroMagnetic Fields Microwave Radiation (RF/EMF-MW radation) in your children's classrooms: power off Wireless Access Points (WAPs) and turn off all Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS antennas on iPads, Chromebooks and laptops.

Google To Learn More tells you that CA Law allows parents to OPT OUT their children from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing program, an important choice for every parent. Parents also have the right to OPT OUT their children from any wireless iPad or Chromebook program.

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Learn from the world's expert scientists and others why you want to eliminate as much RF/EMF Microwave radiation as you possibly can from your child's school, home, and work environments.

What Expert Scientists Say About the Hazards of RF/EMF Microwave Radiation

We need to reduce RF/EMF Microwave Radiation exposures as much as possible — especially for our children who absorb more of this toxic radiation than adults do.

This [5/25/16] report from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) is good science. The NTP report linking radiofrequency radiation (RFR) to two types of cancer marks a paradigm shift in our understanding of [wireless] radiation and cancer risk. The findings are unexpected; we wouldn't reasonably expect non-ionizing RFR to cause these tumors: [gliomas and schwannomas]. This is a striking example of why serious study is so important in evaluating cancer risk. It's interesting to note that early studies on the link between lung cancer and smoking had similar resistance, since theoretical arguments at the time suggested that there could not be a link . . . the association with gliomas and acoustic neuromas had been suspected from human epidemiology studies. The second cancer, called a schwannoma, is an extremely rare tumor in humans and animals, reducing the possibility that this is a chance finding . . . importantly, the study found a 'dose/response' effect: the higher the dose, the larger the effect, [which is] a key sign.

Otis W. Brawley, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
NTP Carcinogenesis Studies of Radiofrequency Radiation

After 31 international scientists reviewed essentially all the evidence that is relevant to looking at Radio-Frequency ElectroMagnetic fields (RF/EMF), the Working Group classified RF/EMF as possibly carcinogenic to humans , that is a Group 2B Classification, as defined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) . . . the designation for Group 2B for RF/EMF, is unspecified as to source, so the Group 2B classification would have broad applicability to sources with this type of emissions [which includes the use of Wi-Fi and wireless iPads, Chromebooks and laptops in schools]. Dr. Lennart Hardell, a member of the IARC working group states: "RF-EMF exposure should be a Group 1 carcinogen according to IARC criteria. There is now a petition . . . aiming at alerting IARC to classify such exposure to cause human cancer."

Dr. Jonathon M. Samet
Moving RF/EMF-MW radiation from Group 2B to Group 1 human carcinogen.

This shows many of the symptoms [of radiation sickness]: headaches sleep disturbance, depression, loss of memory, skin problems, visual disruption, hearing disruption, dizziness, cardio-vascular problems . . . [reported] in a dose-response fashion depending on how close one is [to the source of RF/EMF microwave radiation] . . . What isn't common sense . . . is that at the same time that they are telling you that your children should be limiting their exposures to their mobile phones, they have got plans like the 1:1 iPad schemes in schools . . . [but] a tablet has a higher specific absorption rate than [a mobile] phone . . . there could be higher absorption rates in other tissues in the body and children are using these iPads on their laps, right next to their genitalia and their delicate abdominal organs. You are just moving the site of damage to somewhere where it could actually be more disruptive . . .[iPads] are emitting on full power the entire time [your children] are using them.

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe
Electromagnetic Radiation Health and Children 2014

Cell phones, tablets, [and] Wi-Fi . . . are damaging the living cells in our bodies and killing many of us prematurely. It is distressing for me and [over 220] distinguished colleagues who are petitioning the United Nations, requesting that they address this problem. We are scientists and engineers. I am telling you that we have created something that is harming us and it is getting out of control . . .
the incidence of brain cancer in younger people has more than tripled . . . our children are at risk, rising exposure to ElectroMagnetic radiation is a global problem . . . the time to deal with the harmful biological and health effects is long overdue.

Martin Blank, PhD Physical Chemistry, Columbia University, PhD Colloid Science, Cambridge University International Scientist Appeal on Electromagnetic Fields

Also, please read Dr. Martin Blank's Excellent Book, published in 2014:
OverPowered: What Science Tells Us About the Dangers of Wi-Fi Age Devices

About Us

Responsible IPad Use in Classrooms
is a group of Petaluma, CA parents who stand for using school-issued iPads with:

  • Hardwired Internet
  • Airplane-Mode On
  • Parental Consent

We support technology that is configured and used in ways that protect our children on Petaluma's K-12 school campuses — and at home.