Do children really need a smartphone? Playing outdoors, spending time with friends, reading books and hanging out with family is happening a lot less to make room for hours of snap chatting, instagramming, and catching up on You Tube. We also see the impact at school and the more we learn, smartphones are distracting and potentially dangerous for children. Every major carrier has phones that simply call and text without a data plan, and 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 kids having a smartphone. Consider taking the pledge today!