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Wi-Fi may be banned in Russian schools


Member of the State Duma Committee on the Development of Civil Society, Public and Religious Associations Ivan Sukharev (LDPR) is preparing a request addressed to the Minister of Education Olga Vasilyeva with a proposal to consider banning Wi-Fi in schools and kindergartens, the Parliamentary Newspaper reports. The legislator explained that wireless Internet distracts children from classes and, moreover, damages their health. Therefore, according to the legislator, Wi-Fi should be replaced with a wired connection on the web.

Earlier, on September 1, at a meeting in the Sirius educational center, the President Vladimir Putin promised to discuss the feasibility of banning smartphones in schools with the head of the Ministry of Education Olga Vasilyeva. After that, the Russian Public Opinion Research Center found out that 73 percent of Russians support the introduction of a ban on gadgets in educational institutions.

The Ministry of Education will estimate how much time a child should spend at the computer.

The minister recalled a recent study, according to which a child who works with a computer twice a week, shows educational results several times better than a schoolboy who spend every day with computer.