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Wait Until 8th

Defusing the Social Pressure of Smartphones: The Power of Wait Until 8th

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Created: 04/10/2019
Uploaded: 04/17/2019

In this Action Network webinar, Wait Until 8th founder Brooke Shannon and Dr. Natasha Burgert discuss why it's important to delay giving kids smartphones. Many children get their first smartphone at age 10, when they aren't ready for the challenges of having their own device. Wait Until 8th empowers families to delay smartphone use until at least 8th grade by pledging to wait together. The result? Kids get to be kids longer and parents don't have to choose between worrying their children will be left out or giving them a powerful device they're not ready for. Learn more about this exciting national movement and how you can bring it to your community!

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