My wife is a divorce lawyer and this story doesn’t surprise me a bit. It never ceases to amaze me the depths to which people will sink to when it comes to their ex-spouse. This story is a perfect example.
Parents are using iPad video calls with their children to snoop on the lives of their estranged or former spouses.
Applications such as Apple’s FaceTime and Skype, which offer free video calls on tablets and smartphones, have been cited in custody cases where family lawyers have claimed they have been misused for “intrusive purposes”.
In one case a father asked his child to “give him a tour” of his former wife’s new home. In another a mother walked into her living room wearing only a nightie, to find her former husband staring at her from the screen of her child’s iPad.
FaceTime and Skype are a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family. My kids love using it to talk to their grandparents. Unfortunately, jerks can use it for bad purposes as well. I feel sorry for these people’s children.