About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Contact & the internet age

An interesting article on Community Care about the impact of technology on supervised contact .

This has been cropping up as an issue in my cases for some time now with printouts from facebook becoming a regular feature of evidence and teenagers in particular arguing that being deprived of a mobile phone is practically a breach of their human rights. Quite apart from the monitoring nightmare that it represents in general terms for whoever is caring for the children, it is made even more difficult by the development of a seemingly incomprehensible style of communicating (u don dat doncha etc). Facebook now has the facility for translating things into Latin which I might find easier to understand than yoofspeak!

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