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Who’s appy now?
An 18-year-old has recouped $1,800 (£1,350) from his mother, by staying off social media, for six years.
Sivert Klefsaas from America took up the challenge from his mother Lorna in 2016, when he was 12 years old. She said if he could stop using social media until his 18th birthday, she would reward him with the huge cash prize.
She didn’t realize how determined her son really was and on February 19 of this year, Sivert cashed in his winnings! Funnily enough, Sivert’s mother, Lorna, broke the news on Facebook!
Sivert said the challenge wasn’t as difficult as people might expect and he didn’t miss social media that much. He told CNN News: “I wouldn’t say there was ever a time when I thought I was about to crack. As it went on, it was more about pride. .”
Sivert says he will spend his money on something for his college room. In the meantime, he says he’s been spending his time learning how to use his first social media app, Instagram.
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