Power Trip

We Need New Child Labor Laws for the Digital Age

The case for paying our kids to play video games

Jordan Shapiro
GEN
Published in
9 min readOct 23, 2018

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II pay my kids to do chores. They vacuum the rug, scrub the toilets, take out the recycling. It’s amazing how quickly they’ll turn away from video games when there’s money involved.

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Jordan Shapiro
GEN
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Author of Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad (www.FeministDadBook.com) Twitter: @jordosh