Quit Facebook for money?

Here's the agreement between Paul Baier and his 14-year-old daughter, who he's paying $200 to quit Facebook for five months.

I read this article last week and thought it was so fascinating.

A Dad in Boston paid his teen daughter $200 to quit Facebook for five months.

What are the reasons behind this?

They don’t say. The article says it was the daughter’s idea.

I wonder….

was she being bullied?

were her grades suffering?

was she feeling left out or unloved?

did she just need a break from the added social pressures that the internet has brought to teenagers?

I don’t know. But I get it. About twice I week I feel like running from the internet and I promise you my Dad could call me tomorrow and make a similar offer and I would truly consider it.

But my favorite part of this whole deal? She’s gonna buy some “stuff.” Teenagers are hilarious.

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What do you think of this? Do you see merit in it? Is this something you’d consider for the student in your life? Why or why not?

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