Wait Until 8th pledge gains momentum in Fairfield!

Have you heard of the Wait Until 8th campaign? The movement aims to ease social pressure around having a phone at a young age and creates a community of parents who pledge not to purchase a smart phone for their kids until the end of 8th grade. The pledge does not apply to watches or flip phones for calling and texting. You can find out more about the program and sign the pledge HERE.



Extra Tips:
  • The pledge is easier/quicker to complete on a computer instead of a phone

  • If you have more than one child in different grades at the same school please select “add another student” on the form. Each child will have their own WU8th cohort. 

  • This pledge does not include watches or simple phones that solely offer texting capabilities. In fact WU8th offers a list of smartphone alternatives https://www.waituntil8th.org/devices

  • Their FAQs page holds the answers to pretty much any question we could think of including "what happens after 8th grade?" https://www.waituntil8th.org/faqs

  • WU8th Fairfield chapter is taking a specific approach. We are here to support families who have already made the choice to delay buying their kid(s) a smartphone until at least the end of 8th grade. We are building a community of support for those seeking it. If people are curious and would like to learn about the initiative they can always check out the WU8th website and our local Instagram page. 

  • We will have an in-person gathering in the future 

  • We are not casting judgement on families who have decided to buy their kid(s) smartphones. We are not recruiting or persuading people who are uncertain. Each family must choose what works best for them. 

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   Osborn Hill Elementary School

760 Stillson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Main Office: 203-255-8340
Absentee Line: 203-255-8417
School cancellation: 203-255-8255

Principal: Mr. David Hudspeth
Email: dhudspeth@fairfieldschools.org

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