Introducing: Your Promise
It's definitely a movement…
We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support in Concord, MA and beyond! We understand that parents need local support, in their own communities, to make smart choices regarding smartphones and technology. This support can be from other parents, healthcare professionals and technology research leaders. That's why we've decided to offer other communities an opportunity to have their own Promises.
So how can you get involved? You can start a "Your Promise" page by signing up or join an existing one (select your community from the list). Be sure to spread the word in your own school and community. You can find a sample email here. You can also be a Promise Champion by using this platform to support and connect parents through events that you plan or planned events in your area. Just email us with the event details, and we'll add them to your "Your Promise" page.
Our network of Promise Champions can share information and best practices, so we're not reinventing the wheel. Promise Champions can also lead change in their schools. Through these grassroots movements, we can make big changes.
Your Promise Champions
It sure does take a village! The more we talk to parents, the more we hear that parents need support in their own communities to navigate the complicated world of technology. It's not easy and we need to stick together. That's why we are proud to introduce Your Promise Champions from across Massachusetts and beyond. There are many ways to join the movement! Let us know if you want to be involved!
Your Promise Resources
We've put together a collection of information you can use to spread the word in your community. If there is something else you need or if you have something to share, please let us know.
Why Delay? - This outlines why it’s important for parents to delay giving their child a smartphone
Away for the Day Study Summary - Mental Health - Another PDF created by Away for the Day. This one contains a summary of studies on the Emotional Impact of Cell Phones on Students.