Dad Pays Daughter To Stay Off Facebook
Seems that at least one teenager has a price. And it is only $200.
A 14-year-old girl asked her dad to help her stay off Facebook so they came up with a Facebook Deactivation Agreement. He gave her $50 to stay off for a month and will give her another $150 to stay off until the end of the year.
The 14-year-old handed over her password, which her dad promptly changed and now she is Facebook-free.
There is no question that Facebook is both addictive and overwhelming for some teens. And parents are trying a myriad of different ways to deal with screen addictions. The media response to this small story, is proof that we are all struggling with different ways to handle Facebook, social media and teens.
It sounds like the teen wanted a way to get off of Facebook and the money was a way to do it and save face. If I thought my son was having an issue, and if he thought he was having an issue than I think we would look for other solutions before going the money route. But obviously, this is what works for this family.
What do you think? Paying your kid to stay off Facebook is a good idea or a bad one?
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