Parents pleading to 'Wait Until 8th' to buy kids smartphones - KMOV.com

Parents pleading to 'Wait Until 8th' to buy kids smartphones

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Thousands of people throughout the nation have taken the “wait until 8th” pledge.

The pledge has parents banding together to not buy smartphones for kids until they reach eighth grade.

“With the smartphone comes social media access to viewing things kids may not need to see,” Tammy Gold, clinical social worker, said.

The idea is for parents to also get 10 other families to sign up so one child is not alone.

“This pledge will help unify parents because it will be easier for them to stick to their guns,” said Gold.

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