Divorce and Social Networks
Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are gaining popularity among society and are becoming more commonplace in our daily lives. Although the benefits of social networking tools such as these can be great there are also many dangers that come with them that may not be so obvious. These dangers are becoming more apparent for couples going through a divorce and also for co-parents who have previously gone through divorce. Divorce and social networks should be handled with caution.
Creating a false sense of privacy
Social networking tools are great ways to communicate with friends and family. They are truly innovative and continue to change the way we interact as human beings. These tools for communication are allowing us to make connections that we were unable to make in the past. Although there are numerous benefits to the added communication that we receive from these tools there are also many dangers to be aware of. This is especially true for divorcing couples and co-parents. Divorce and social networks do not mix very well with one another. These social networks have become a breeding ground for malicious activity between co-parents.
One of the biggest issues that divorcing couples and co-parents need to be aware of is that the information that is disclosed on these social networks is far from private. Many people have a sense of privacy when it comes to these social networking sites but it is simply not true. What is said on these sites can be cited in a court of law. In fact, the number of instances where these social networking sites are being used as evidence in court hearings is dramatically increasing. Even for those of you who have not gone through divorce, these social networking sites have been a contributing factor in the cause of many divorce cases. Many people are citing these sites in a court of law due to inappropriate messages to a person of the opposite sex, separated spouses posting nasty comments, and friends reporting a spouse’s inappropriate behavior.
Insufficient tools for communication
Divorce and social networks can seem like a great idea. The communication benefits that these social networks bring can seem like a dream. Many divorced couples and co-parents actually use these sites as their main form of communication with one another. This is a very bad idea. These forms of communication simply are not safe, secure, or effective enough to be used as a sufficient divorce and co-parenting communication tool. Words can be twisted and turned to make anything look authentic, which poses many dangers for co-parents and divorcing couples. If evidence of inappropriate activity can be falsely created it is possible that the false evidence will be used against you in court somehow. It is best to avoid these possibilities and rely on communication tools that are meant specifically for co-parents and divorced couples.
The OurFamilyWizard website® offers co-parents and divorced couples a number of secure and effective tools to help manage every aspect of their relationship. Tools such as the OFW Message Board allow for safe and secure messaging, meaning you don’t have to worry about tampering. Divorce and social networks are not meant to be mixed. Instead, rely on the tools and resources of the OurFamilyWizard website® to help you effectively communicate with your co-parent. For more information on the OFW Message Board and all of our other helpful tools please visit our Features page.