Wireless Technology And Safety Standards In Schools:
Wi-Fi, short for Wireless Fidelity, is the term used to describe high speed wireless network connections over short distances between mobile computing devices such as laptops and the internet. It is also increasingly used for communication between consumer electronic devices such as televisions, DVD players, digital cameras and mobile phones.
Wi-Fi is the second most prevalent form of wireless technology in Canada next to cell phones. Wi-Fi is all around us -- in schools, offices, coffee shops, homes, as well as countless other locations.
Wireless technology infrastructure used in Chilliwack School District to support 21st century learning initiatives meet Canadian government and International standards. Wireless technology in schools will give students access to tools and resources to become truly media literate as they function in an online collaborative, research-based environment – researching, analyzing, synthesizing, critiquing, evaluating and creating new knowledge!
A number of media reports have suggested that Wi-Fi could be associated with a variety of health concerns. Yet there is no convincing scientific evidence that exposure to low-level radio-frequency (RF) energy causes adverse health effects in humans.