If your kid is spending too much time on Facebook, what should you do? Cut the Internet? Annoying for you. Restrict their access? Not realistic. Ground them? Haha. What about give them a signed contract that promises them 200 bucks if they stay off Facebook for five months? Sounds like a plan! Paul Baier, a loving father, had his 14-year-old daughter, Rachel, sign a contract that requires her to not use Facebook from February 4, 2013 to June 26, 2013. The deal pays her $50 if she’s successful until April and another $150 if she can avoid Facebook until June. The contract is pretty ironclad (as far as parent/child contracts go, at least), Paul gets access to her Facebook account’s password so that he can completely deactivate it. What’s surprising is that this whole avoiding Facebook contract was Rachel’s idea, not Paul’s.
Father Pays 14-Year-Old Daughter $200 to Quit Facebook for Four Months
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).