If you’re wanting your kid to stay off Facebook, simply making them is apparently no longer an option. At least, this is the case of Rachel Baier and her father, Paul.
In an effort to curb what she feels is “a distraction and waste of time sometimes”, 14-year-old Rachel came up with the idea to have her and her father sign an agreement that would allow him access to her Facebook account to deactivate it for 6 months. The agreement goes on to say that she’ll be paid $50 in April, and the remaining $150 in June.
To boot, she plans on reactivating her account once the 6 months is up.
So, not only has society allowed the drama that is associated with letting 14-year-old’s on Facebook, we now let said kids sign contracts and give them money to stay off? A year or two ago, “Facebook Shaming” was huge…but it was aimed at the kids. Now it appears the shaming is aimed at parents.
My dad would have spanked my butt for having the audacity just to ask, then would have made me delete it, anyway.