$1800 on his 18th birthday. Here’s the beautiful promise we made to this young American six years ago. The only condition to win this amount: stay away from social networks until you are of age. Challenge with pride!
Sivert just celebrated his 18th birthday. On the occasion of this very special day, he received a check for 1800 dollars, or about 1600 euros. An amount he had been waiting for impatiently since he was 12 years old. In 2016, Lorna Kefsaas, his mother, decided to challenge him: to give him this money on the condition that he does not subscribe to any social network. This idea came to him when he discovered that his oldest daughters were completely addicted and obsessed with this online content.
“Six years ago, I promised Sivert $1,800 to stay off social media until he was 18. While $1,800 is a lot more for a 12-year-old than an 18-year-old, he stuck with the deal. He turns 18 tomorrow. has $1,800 in his pocket and new accounts on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter!”
Goodbye to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or even TikTok! Sivert has held back the frenzy of social media for six years and he’s proud of it, as he explains to CNN † “I never thought about getting up and running. To tell the truth, it’s mainly become a kind of pride, my little specificity with my friends, it’s given me a unique status in my group. Plus, staying away from the crowds has boosted her focus and self-esteem.
After being away from social networks for six years, Sivert has just been cracked by creating his first account on Instagram. And with his 1800 dollars he wants to buy a flat screen. “The sum seemed enormous to me at the time, I told myself that I could buy myself a house with it! So I accepted.”
A challenge that deserves to be taken on more often and without the need for a reward at the key…