Group asks parents to delay giving kids cellphones until 8th grade

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A group called "Wait Until 8th" is asking parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade.

The group says by banding together, this will decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over the kids having a smartphone.

Their website lists a number of reasons to make children wait for a phone including, "smartphones impair sleep, smartphones interfere with relationships" and more.

They believe that, "childhood is too short to waste on a smartphone." You can take the pledge here.

Do you think this is a good idea or just out of touch?

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