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PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 08: In this photo illustration, the social medias applications logos, Twitter, Google, Google+, Gmail, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone on October 08, 2018 in Paris, France. Google has decided to close its Google+ social network after discovering a security vulnerability that has affected the data of at least 500,000 users. (Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images)

Lorna Klefsaas of Motley, Minnesota had a challenge for her son several years ago when he was 12. Stay off social media until he was 18 and if so, she’d pay him $1800. At the time, Sivert was 12.  “I was already a little sensitive to social media since his siblings had struggled with it a bit,” Lorna told FOX Television Stations. “I watched social media cause stress, anxiety and hurt feelings in my other kids and I loved the idea of coming up with a way to spare Sivert from that.”  Sivert agreed because at 12, he thought that was a lot of money. Well he just turned 18 last week and got his money. “I saw friends being consumed by social media and I didn’t want that to be me,” he said. “I also learned that people can be really mean over social media. And I saw how damaging that was to people. I might have been sad about missing out on a few things, but I was happy to miss out on all of that drama.”