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ORAC
20th Nov 2006, 06:15
These scares seem to start up every couple of years. Mobile, phone masts, digital TV, innoculations. I think somebody are just allergic to technology and would be better off down on the farm...

The Times:Health fears lead schools to dismantle wireless networks (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,170-2461748,00.html)

Parents and teachers are forcing some schools to dismantle wireless computer networks amid fears that they could damage children’s health....

“I felt a steadily widening range of unpleasant effects whenever I was in the classroom,” he said. “First came a thick headache, then pains throughout the body, sudden flushes, pressure behind the eyes, sudden skin pains and burning sensations, along with bouts of nausea. Over the weekend, away from the classroom, I felt completely normal.”

Yeah, schoolkids have that effect on my teacher sister as well...... :bored:

XXTSGR
20th Nov 2006, 13:55
"Come on - wake up! Monday morning, and time for you to go to school"
"I don't want to go to school - I'm feeling ill"
"You're absolutely fine. There's no reason why you can't go to school."
"Don't want to - you can't make me"
"Why don't you want to go to school?"
"All the kids hate me, the teachers all hate me, and I hate all of them."
"I'll give you two good reasons why you have to go to school"
"And they are?"
"Firstly, you're forty nine years old. Secondly, you're the head teacher"...


One does tend to wonder, though, why a school really NEEDS a WiFi net. What's wrong with cabled systems?

419
20th Nov 2006, 14:27
One does tend to wonder, though, why a school really NEEDS a WiFi net. What's wrong with cabled systems

But with a cable system, the teachers can't sit in their cars at lunchtime, and download porn free of charge!

Grainger
20th Nov 2006, 14:33
Books. Pencils and paper. Chalk and a blackboard.

That's what they need. Nothing more, nothing less.

Whirlygig
20th Nov 2006, 14:41
Aw c'mon Grainger, wouldn't you let them have log tables and a slide rule?

Cheers

Whirls

airborne_artist
20th Nov 2006, 14:52
Schools have wifi networks because otherwise the little sods fill up the RJ45 outlets with chewing gum, and then use that as an excuse not to do any work....:}

lockton9334
20th Nov 2006, 15:02
Books. Pencils and paper. Chalk and a blackboard.
That's what they need. Nothing more, nothing less.

You'll have the 'PC Brigade' after you if you're not carefull! :E

Whirlygig
20th Nov 2006, 15:03
Schools have wifi networks because otherwise the little sods fill up the RJ45 outlets with chewing gum, and then use that as an excuse not to do any work....:}
... and there's one 7-year-old who should know!!! :}

Cheers

Whirls

Capn Notarious
20th Nov 2006, 15:09
and there's one 7-year-old who should know!!!
Well keep the seven year old in full occupation: winding up the rubber band on yer helicopter!

Whirlygig
20th Nov 2006, 15:16
There's 8 rubber bands on my helicopter; I've counted them!

Can't I wind-up the 7-year-old instead?

Cheers

Whirls

Capn Notarious
20th Nov 2006, 15:20
Can't I wind-up the 7-year-old instead?


Never. Remember children get to choose yer retirement home and keep the keys to the copter.

Mac the Knife
20th Nov 2006, 18:38
Books. Pencils and paper. Chalk and a blackboard. That's what they need. Nothing more, nothing less.

Agree. All the rest is just fluff and toys. And an inspired teacher who loves their subject can use these to light an inextinguishable flame.

But back to the subject.

Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic. Pitiable. What on earth was ever done to spawn such a generation of craven mewling cowards? Half-men. Sound like a bunch of hysterical schoolgirls. Nauseating.

"Curse the blasted, jelly-boned swines, the slimy, the belly-wriggling invertebrates, the miserable sodding rutters, the flaming sods, the sniveling, dribbling, dithering, palsied, pulse-less lot that make up England today. They've got the white of egg in their veins and their spunk is that watery it's a marvel they can breed"

D.H.Lawrence put it better than I can.