Would you take the Wait Until 8th pledge? It encourages parents to delay giving your child a smartphone until at least 8th grade. The hope is to decrease the pressure felt by both kids and parents over your kids having a smartphone. Smartphones have changed childhood for children with playing outdoors, spending time in person with friends, or reading books is happening a lot less. Instead, it's been replaced with hours of snap chatting, instagramming, and catching up on You Tube.
If you've given your child a smartphone because you feel you need to be able to contact them, this organization suggests instead to give your son or daughter a basic phone that just calls and texts or has a two-way calling watch.
Check out the pledge by clicking here.