$200 To Quit Facebook: Dad Pays 14-Year-Old To Log Off For Five Months
How does $200 to quit Facebook sound? The catch is you can’t sign on again for another five months, at the least.
That was they deal that Paul Baier offered his 14-year-old daughter. If she could make quit Facebook for five months, he promised to give her $200.
Baier wasn’t messing around with his $200 offer to quit Facebook, Yahoo! News noted. The dad actually drew up legal paperwork for his daughter, Rachel, to sign.
It may sound difficult for a 14-year-old to quit Facebook cold turkey, but Rachel Baier has some milestones along the way. If she can make it until mid-April she gets $50. She receives the rest of the money on June 26, should she make it that far.
To make sure his daughter doesn’t cheat on his $200 offer to quit Facebook, Paul asked Rachel for her password.
It sounds like the act of an overly concerned parent, but Paul said the $200 Facebook bet was his daughter’s idea.
“She mostly wanted and needed the money as she has been frustrated by not finding babysitting jobs. She is honors student but she says Facebook can be distracting.”
Rachel Baier isn’t the only one quitting Facebook, though not everyone is getting paid to do it. Back in June a Reuters/Ipsos poll also found that one-third of Facebook users claimed to be using the social network less over the last six months.
Paul Baier said he thinks its a good thing.
“I’ve realized that she is part of generation of kids that has grown up on Facebook. She’s been on it for two years full time. This is two years of 24/7 teen discussion of friends, clothes, parties, etc. They can’t get away from it. I’m proud she recognized the benefit of a hiatus. She plans to go on using it after the contract end.”
Rachel doesn’t seem to have any big plans for the $200 she’ll get to quit Facebook. She said she’s planning on getting “some stuff” with it.