NetSafe is frequently asked by principals and boards of trustees to advise on the health implications of wireless networks in schools.
NetSafe bases the advice it gives about the safety of Wi-Fi in schools on the most recent guidance provided by the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Health is the government agency responsible for the health effects of non-Ionising fields such as Wi-Fi. The current advice was issued after the Ministry of Education sought guidance on the safety of Wi-Fi in schools from the Ministry of Health. A copy of the response can be read online (PDF).
The Ministry of Health’s webpage on Wi-Fi networks provides additional background information on their work in this area, including an overview of international research.
For further information on the topic please consult the Ministry of Health.