Parents threaten to remove children from Formby school over Wi-Fi
PARENTS have vowed to take their children out of a Merseyside school if Wi-Fi laptops are installed.
They fear their children will be exposed to “emissions” from the 50 new wireless computers at Woodlands primary
school, in Formby.A petition signed by 32 parents was gathered against the equipment, which is set to be installed
in the next week.
Phil Hughes, 58, a homeopath, said he selected Woodlands primary for his daughter Serena, nine, because there
are no mobile phone masts nearby. He said he will take his daughter out of the school if Wi-Fi is installed. Mr
Hughes is calling on staff to meet with parents before the equipment is put in place.
He said: “We have evidence in our possession showing there are levels of danger with Wi-Fi. “We wanted a
meeting to put our case to other parents. You cannot make a decision if you have not got all of the
information.Parents should at least be informed.” Andrea O’Shaughnessy, 39, and her husband William, 35, also vowed
to take their two children out of the school and want laptops to be hardwired instead. She said: “We decided we
will take them out if Wi-Fi does go in. “We believe it emits radiation and my fear is they would be around that for
six hours a day, whether it is low level or not. “It could show in 10 years’ time, when they get a brain tumour or
some kind of cancer. “They put asbestos in schools years ago and said it was safe, and it is only just coming out
now it is not.”
2009 by Lyndsay Young, Liverpool Daily Post