Wait Until 8TH

The Wait Until 8th pledge is a campaign aimed at parents to delay giving children smartphones until at least 8th grade. The pledge empowers parents to come together and reduce the pressure that they and their kids feel because of unrealistic social expectations. Smartphones can be dangerous and distracting for children, who are increasingly spending time scrolling, snapping, and catching up with friends on social media instead of playing outdoors, reading books, or spending time with family. The Wait Until 8th pledge is calling for community support to help parents delay the ever-evolving presence of smartphones in classrooms and social circles. Instead, parents can opt for basic phones or two-way calling watches for their children.


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