Two UK schools ban wi-fi due to witchcraft fears

OK, maybe not witchcraft. But the decision isn’t based on anything sensible, either. Via The Inquirer:

The Prebendal School in Chichester and a Welsh comprehensive, Ysgol Pantycelen, have pulled the plug on their wireless networks after parents lobbied about potential effects wi-fi could have on their kids.

As the Inquirer rightly notes, there is no evidence of any health risks from wireless networks. Yes, it’s possible that there may be, but on the basis of the evidence so far it’s equally possible that wi-fi will summon Beelzebub from the very depths of Hell. On a skateboard. Wearing a diving helmet and a tu-tu.

On a related note, the next issue of PC Plus magazine has a big article on this very subject by yours truly.



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