By Sandra Birungi
For a daughter who is addicted to Facebook, the only way to get her off the social networking site is to offer a sweet deal which will blow her mind away and that is what a Boston father did.
Research consultant, Paul Baier decided to offer $200, roughly UShs500, 000 as the price for her to quit Facebook, not forever though, for just a period of five months. Mr. Baier posted an image of a ‘Facebook Deactivation Agreement’ on his blog. The agreement was with his 14-year-old daughter, Rachael with terms and conditions for her to earn the money being offered to her by her father. “Her idea which I support fully,” he wrote.
The signed agreement has his daughter agreeing to deactivate her Facebook from Monday 4th to June 26th and if she manages to do this, he will first offer her $50 in April and the rest when the deadline is due in June. Mr. Baier, according to the agreement gets the access to change her password and deactivate the account. Rachel’s one-word response on the line asking what she’ll use the money for: “Stuff.”
Several people have responded to Mr. Baier’s ways of getting his daughter of the social networking site his lack of parenting skills. “Why not try something called ‘parenting’. It’s more difficult than bribery but will more beneficial to your daughter in the long run,” the person wrote.
However, Kent Wellington, who describes himself as a friend of Baier’s, replied saying, “He’s a good guy and good parent. Regardless, there’s nothing wrong with a parent being proactive with their kids in the area of social media,” Wellington wrote. “I’m sure the dialog that lead up to the agreement was as valuable as the contract.”
We will keep you posted.