"No authority has power to impose error, and, if it resists the truth, the truth must
be upheld until it is admitted."
Welcome to the SSITA website.
SSITA is an Alliance of Partner organisations, parents, teachers, scientists, lawyers and other experts who
work together to identify the issues and concerns regarding Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies in schools,
nurseries, day care environments and colleges. These are places where children and young people spend a great
deal of their time and where they deserve a safe environment.
THE mission of SSITA is to uphold the reverence for childhood and to seek at all times to protect children from
a real, unseen and often unrecognised threat to their healthy development and well-being from the
electromagnetic radiation emitted by Wi-Fi transmitters and mobile phones in the school environment.
SSITA fully recognises that it is the proper function of education to prepare children for the world that they
will enter upon leaving school and to that end we support the safe development of ICT technology in
We shall seek to enable all children to continue throughout life to use technology by ensuring that they do not
become electro-sensitive to wireless technology to such an extent that they become unable to use even
It is not an appropriate function of national education to embark upon any method of teaching involving the use
of a technology which may result in future discrimination of pupils or teachers, loss of human rights, or
biological impairment or damage. For further information please refer to The Issues Section.
Many scientists throughout the world report concern about impairment of
children's cognitive function, as well as memory loss. Impairment of these faculties is contrary to the aims of
To illustrate our point:
Please see the two studies below sent to us by our sister organisation, Wifiinschools.org.uk. They write:
The attractiveness of Wi-Fi as a learning tool in schools is significantly decreased if it could be damaging
the cognitive abilities and brain development of pupils.
The studies used a Wi-Fi access point (1.5m away), giving a field strength of 0.49V/m. This is well within the
exposures experienced by someone using a Wi-Fi enabled laptop. More information can be found at
We have copied and pasted it from their site. This is what two Russian professors have to say about the
evidence for concern that we have mentioned above regarding the impairment of cognitive function:
Professor Oleg Grigoriev, Director of the Russian Centre for Electromagnetic Safety, Head of the Laboratory
"Radiobiology and Hygiene for Non-Ionizing Radiation" of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia and
Vice Chairman of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ironizing Radiation Protection (RCNIRP) has kindly
his view on the use of wireless
technologies in schools:
"Our committee and I are personally against the use of Wi-Fi systems in schools. Professor Yury Grigoriev
(Chairman of the RCNIRP) has the same opinion. The reason that it forms a very complex form of
electromagnetic field, but in this case the probability of biological effect is higher than when the same total
dose is created by one source of unmodulated electromagnetic field. This pattern is for non-thermal
electromagnetic fields. There are very good studies that have shown that prolonged exposure to
low-intensity radio waves in children disturbed cognitive function, and we trust this research".
Latest news from Russia:
On 19th.June 2012, Professor Yuri Grigoriev (mentioned above) gave out the following statement. We give you
here the translation as it appears on the Wifiinschools site which contains the YouTube link in their heading
to Professor Yuri Grigoriev giving out this announcement ( in Russian). Here is the English translation from
the Wifiinschools site of the RCNIRP video on Wi-Fi and health.