Would you wait to give your kid a smart phone until the 8th grade? If so, you may want to sign the pledge...

 

According to Wait Until 8th:

The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade.  By banding together, this will decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over the kids having a smartphone.

Smartphones are distracting, dangerous and detrimental for children yet are widespread in elementary and middle school because of unrealistic social pressure and expectations to have one.

 

If you are concerned about your kid being able to contact you, there are plenty of phones that have services for calling and texting only.

Kids are attached to their phones with access to...well...everything. It's not a bad idea.

 

What do you think? Would you take the pledge?