Children As Pets?

Majid Ali, M.D.

Will Smart Phones Keep People As Pets in the Future?


Smart phones in children’s hands are their pets. Little girls and boys text with their phones as they might pet their pets. Will the smart phones take over? I have no doubt they will – and do so soon.


Children are getting used to school lockdowns. In lockdowned classrooms, smart phones understandably bring more comfort to them than teachers possibly can – or even their parents. And teachers, I see clearly, are too happy to go along. Who wants to fight smart phones!  When no one is allowed to whisper in a closed classroom, smart phones are only too happy to comply.


Do Pets Grow Into Masters Sometimes?

I anticipate knowing smiles from readers. Of course, they do. So why would smart phones be an exception?

Somethings are so simple to predict.


What Might Parents and Teachers Do?

The natural tendency of parents and teachers would be to restrict the use of phones and computers. Prohibitions seldom work. What used to work was to talk about what can be done with the time and place of the present. That’s not so easy. Our children live in a world in which the grown-ups are aliens.    


 

Suggested Reading and Viewings

Toxic Texting Syndrome – an article

For more on the radio-frequency and other environmental toxicities to children, please please use the search engine.



 

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

-Harriet Tubman

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​France

National Legislation minimizing WiFi has been passed and the National Agency for Health, Food and Environmental Safety (ANSES) issued a report on the science in 2013.

  • 2015 Law passed: WiFi banned from nursery schools, Wifi must be be turned off in elementary schools when not in use, Cellphone advertisements must recommend headsets to reduce exposure to brain.
  • 2011 French Cell Phone Statute: Merchants must display SAR Radiation levels for different phone models, all phones must be sold with a headset, cell phone ads aimed at children younger than 14 are banned and phones made for children under 6 are banned.
  • 2013 ANSES Report  recommends hands free phones, SAR  labeling, and “limiting the population’s exposure to radiofrequencies… especially for children and intensive users, and controlling the overall exposure that results from relay antennas.”

Belgium

Federal Public Health Regulations issued in 2013 due to Health Concerns for Children.

  • Phones designed for children under 7 years old are prohibited from sale.
  • Total Advertising Ban on cell phones aimed at children younger than 14.
  • Mandatory Radiation SAR levels must be available for consumers at point of sale.
  • Warning label on phones: “Think about your health – use your mobile phone moderately, make your calls wearing an earpiece and choose a set with a lower SAR value.”
  • Recommendations include use of hands-free methods to keep the phone away from the body such as text messaging and not making calls when the signal is weak, such as in elevator/vehicle.
  • Ghent Municipality: Wireless internet is banned from spaces that cater to children between 0 and three: preschools and daycares to reduce exposure to microwave radiation.

Children today see their smart phones as their pets. They text as they might pet their pets. Will the smart phones take over? I have no doubt they will – and do so soon.


Children are getting used to school lockdowns. In lockdowned classrooms, smart phones understandably bring more comfort to them than teachers possibly can – or even their parents. And teachers, I see clearly, are too happy to go along. Who wants to fight smart phones!  When no one is allowed to whisper in a closed classroom, smart phones are only too happy to comply.


Do Pets Grow Into Masters Sometimes?

I anticipate knowing smiles from readers. Of course, they do. So why would smart phones be an exception?

Somethings are so simple to predict.


Suggested Reading and Viewing

  • Toxic Texting Syndrome – an article
  • I-Moms – a video
  • 1-Dads – a video

 


 

Something More of Interest

 

Medical doctors and scientists are recommending schools use non-radiating hardwired systems and we think Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) should go with these common sense recommendations to minimize wireless radiation in the classroom.

The Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Drug Administration, the National Cancer Institute, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Academy for Environmental Health Sciences all agree that research is ongoing and that wireless radiation has not been adequately tested for long term safety with children.

Wireless radiation use in the classrooms is controversial and still being researched. The federal government has not yet set a safe limit for for children or adults. Over twenty countries are acting to protect children by enacting various protective policies. MCPS should follow suit. Our children’s future demands nothing less. MCPS needs to take action now.


 

Countries Taking Precautionary Action to Reduce the Public Exposure to Wireless Radiation:
http://www.parentsforsafetechnology.org/worldwide-countries-taking-action.html

Explore Solutions that Minimize Wireless Radiation in the Classrooms

Safe Tech for Schools Maryland

 

 

 

 

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