Wait Until 8th is excited to have Dr. Natasha Burgert join as a Voice for Wait Until 8th.
Dr. Burgert is an innovative pediatrician in Kansas City, MO and National Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In her full-time private practice, she strives to leverage the traditional values and teachings of medical science within today's digital health revolution. She does this through real-time media channels and innovative digital tools that allow her to add reputable impact to daily health care decisions.
Her work with patients has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Parents magazine. She also has been highlighted on NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning, and other local news programs. She has been quoted in numerous print and digital sources and has had opportunity to keynote at various health marketing, vaccine advocacy, and physician-led organizations.
If she is not in clinic, you will find her regularly sharing evidence-based child health information combined with her personal experience on KCKidsDoc.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
She is fueled by her husband and two young children.
A few words from Dr. Burgert:
I'm thrilled to be joining Wait Until 8th. As a pediatrician, I am increasingly seeing families who are trying to recover from the consequences of early, unrestricted smartphone use. These are smart, caring parents whose best intentions are shattered by the challenges of bullying, academic failure, sleep disorders, and explicit exposures. Their stories are tragic in their similarity, sharing "I never thought that would happen to my kid.
As the scientific evidence of early smartphone access continues to paint a picture of warning, many families are looking for a better way. They are looking for ways to take action to protect their children from the dangers and distractions that these devices can present, and for like-minded families who also believe that childhood is too short to be looking at a screen. Wait Until 8th is the answer.
I fully support Wait Until 8th's mission to educate families of early smartphone risks and to create a community of support. I took the Wait Until 8th pledge for my own children, and I am proud to be sharing their positive message to many families.
Please consider delaying the smartphone for your child with the Wait Until 8th pledge. There are so many reasons to wait. Currently the average age a child receives a smartphone is 10 years old despite the many distractions and dangers that comes with this technology. Join more than 16,000 parents by signing the pledge today.
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