Wait Until 8th

Brooke Shannon is the Executive Director and founder of Wait Until 8th. She lives in Austin with her husband Michael and three daughters. Brooke has a Master's in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and B.A. in Political Science and Communications from the University of Miami. Brooke believes all children should experience a childhood filled with outside play, long afternoons with books and puzzles and time without the presence of a screen. After many conversations with friends about the smartphone problem, she wanted to make a change in her community and hopefully beyond. Please join her in equipping and blessing children with more years without the dangers and distractions of a smartphone.

Teen Issues

My daughter is 10—the average age children receive a smartphone

The Wait Until 8th founder shares her reasons for starting the pledge to delay smartphones until at least 13.