Computers and social media have taken over teenagers’ minds completely. Parents all around the world are trying clichés in order to reduce their kids’ time in front of the computer. However, it looks like shutting off the Internet connection or taking away the computer isn’t doing the trick.
A Boston man turned towards another cliché in order to stop his 14 year old daughter from using her Facebook during the academic year. Mr. Paul Baier agreed to give his daughter $200 if she befriended Facebook. The girl was obliged to sign a contract, which stated that she would not use Facebook until the end of her school year in June 2013. Baier also received his daughter’s password and the right to deactivate her profile so that she wouldn’t cheat. Baier even uploaded a photograph of the signed contract on his website. The girl stated that she will use the money simply for “stuff”.
According to Mr. Baier, his own daughter came up with the idea. After all, it’s one of the oldest tricks in the book – pay somebody to do something.