School personnel and parents are trying to get children to refrain from using electronic devices all day every day. However, they have not been very successful at getting children to put their devices down and do other things away from a television or computer screen. A Washington, D.C. school Principal has come up with an incentive that might work, according to a segment on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, June 27.

The incentive

Diana Smith, principal of the Washington Latin Public Charter School said she has a plan she believes will work for her students over the summer. It will be quite costly for her, but she said it will be worth it.

She promised to give each student $100 if they put away all devices for just one day a week. Smith designated Tuesday of each week for students to unplug if they accept the challenge. Principal Smith said she is doing this because she wants the kids to stop grabbing their phone as a source of entertainment.

Those who want to accept the "No-Tech-Tuesday Summer Challenge" are to spend eleven Tuesdays completely disconnected from all of their electronic devices.

How much money is involved?

Principal Smith has 160 students in the eighth and ninth grade at the school where she works. If each one of the students completes the challenge, it would set her back $16,000 because she is using her own money instead of the school's money. All students might not accept the challenge, so it might be less than the amount she has set aside for the challenge.

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Of course, Smith is not going to dole out 160 Benjamins unless there is legitimate proof. The principal has enlisted the help of parents. In order to prove their children really did not use any devices for eleven Tuesdays, two adults must state it in a letter and send the letters to the principal. The letters must confirm that they know for sure that the child did not use any electronic device on the eleven Tuesdays. Smith is counting on the parents to be honest.

Reactions to the challenge

There has been a great response from students and their parents. The kids are competing against each other, and parents are getting in on the act as well. However, the parents will not get $100 for unplugging. One student admitted he spends up to six hours every day Online. The 14-year-old student says he will take the challenge, and he already has made plans for the one day each week when he is not online. He shared with ABC News the things he intends to do, such as reading, riding his bike, running and going to the gym.

The principal said she believes the students who complete the challenge will continue without electronic devices even when there is no cash reward.