Accept the Challenge

Accept the Challenge!
You can make a positive difference!
Let us protect and nurture our children and future together!

Say YES!

Wait until Grade 8

before you give your child access to a smartphone with internet and social media.

I agree not to give my child a smartphone until at least grade 8 or 13/14 years old.

If you would like your child to have a basic phone that just calls and texts, you still can take the challenge! A basic phone with no internet access and social media avoids many of the distractions and dangers of the smartphone. 

The TechnoLife Wise Foundation will email you (and the other parents who take the challenge in your school or community (according to postal code)) to connect you with other like-minded parents by email. This will also help you to support each other.

There is strength in numbers! Do not wait until it’s too late!

Let us act together for what is the best for our children and future!  

Guidelines for accepting the Challenge.

  • Any parent or guardian who have one child or more children from birth to 16 years old are welcome to take the challenge by completing the form.
  • Please sign up each of your children in pre-primary, primary or high school. To add another child to a challenge form, please select “add another learner” on the form.
  • Since parents are linked to peers in their school or community when they want to meet in person, it is important to complete all the open fields on the form.
  • Please enter the full name of your school and indicate clearly whether it is a pre-primary, primary or high school. Please be as specific as possible here and avoid any acronyms.
  • Currently, we focus on activating South African parents who accept the challenge. However, any parent or guardian from any other country outside South Africa is welcome to accept the challenge by completing the online form.

Accept the Challenge!

Parent challenge

I agree not to give my child a smartphone until at least grade 8 or 13/14 years old.

Please complete the parent and learner’s details on the form.

Also indicate your preferable role in our champion parent groups.

Only if school name will change, otherwise enter the same school’s name for current and next school (if already known).


Please tell your friends and family about the Wait until Grade 8 Challenge too!

Check out our Wait until grade 8 Resources page on our website for a comprehensive support hub to help guide you in championing the challenge so that the number of parents and guardians who accept the challenge can grow.

There is strength in numbers! Prevention is better than cure!

Come let us stand together to make a positive difference in our children’s lives!

Let us protect and nurture our children and future together!

Donations are welcome!

To help that more families accept the challenge, we need your help and financial contribution.

For every R100 receive, we can help one to two more families delay the smartphone for their children. In this way we can help reduce the pressure felt by parents and kids alike over the kids having a smartphone. This will also empower kid to develop in a happy and healthy balanced way and to enjoy a kid’s life for longer.

We need each other’s help and support!

Please make a positive difference today!

Thank you for your time and contribution!

Please remember that we can issue an Art 18A certificate to confirm your donation(s) made to the foundation.

You will then be able to deduct the total value of your donation from your income tax.


This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the TechnoLife Wise Foundation.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site.

We will not sell or rent your contact information to anyone.

We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organisation.

Your information will not be made public on this website.

However, we will share only the names and email addresses of the parents in the same school and/or community according to postal codes to be linked together in champion parent groups.

This will enable you to connect with other like-minded parents and champions in your area.

If you Have Any Questions Email Us

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