Luddites blame Wi-Fi for kid’s death

Stories like this make my blood boil.

This family have tragically lost their son to cancer and somehow it is the school’s fault for having wi-fi installed…never mind that they had it in their house as well…and nevermind that their fears are based on no evidence at all.

Two New Zealand parents think a school’s Wi-Fi may have killed their son.

Ethan Wyman, 10, died of brain cancer earlier this year after an 11-month battle.

His parents now want Wi-Fi removed from his school because they believe students there are being exposed to radiation that could lead them to suffer Ethan’s fate.

Though numerous studies have found that Wi-Fi signals do not present any public health risk, Ethan’s Te Horo School has sent a survey to all parents asking if the wireless internet should be removed. 

The school’s fault?

Ethan’s father, Damon Wyman, told New Zealand’s The Dominion Post his son received the diagnosis of brain tumors three months after he was given an iPod with a Wi-Fi connection.

The parents later learned that Ethan had been falling asleep with it under his pillow.

“We’re not saying that caused it, but it seems like a bit of a coincidence. Most people would be very cautious about giving their 5-year-old a cellphone — well, this is 30 kids in a classroom (being exposed) to the same thing,” Damon Wyman told the newspaper, adding he still has two children at the school.

Right…so how is it the schools fault that their kid was sleeping with an iPod under his pillow? Or how is it the school’s fault that they had wi-fi in their house?

But wait…the fear-mongering has spread to the school now with them deciding to remove wi-fi from the classroom.

A Kapiti Coast school is to have Wifi removed from around half of its classrooms, following concerns it may be damaging to children’s health.

Te Horo School’s Board of Trustees has decided to replace Wifi with hard-wired internet in classrooms for its year one to four students, after consulting with parents on the issue earlier this month.

The matter was sparked after one family called for more discussion on it, following concerns that a Wifi-capable iPod their son was using at home may have contributed to his fatal brain tumour.

The school’s said to have received a large number of emails from around the world in support of pulling Wifi, after it began consulting on Wifi use.

This sort of rubbish is fuelled by nutters who think chemtrails are a government conspiracy, the moon landings were fake and fluoride is mass poisoning. I wonder what Colin Craig’s position on cell towers and wi-fi and the alleged link to cancer is?

But watch now as the lemmings in education all follow suit and pull wi-fi despite there being zero evidence to back their claims.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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