Aisha Sultan, writing for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has a very good question about Facebook. If you’re getting divorced, how do you control the kind of content about your kids that your ex-spouse posts on his or her profile?
When you’re married, the issue might not ever come up. You and your spouse both freely post to your respective social networking profiles – pictures of the kids, status updates about what you’re up to, and so on.
But there’s only so much you can do about you ex-spouse’s social networking activity after a divorce.
“One of the things that can be hard for divorcing parents to grasp,” said a professor of human development and family studies, as Sultan quotes, “is that you no longer have any control over the other parent.”
You may not have had “control” during the marriage, either, but at least you generally had an equal say in the kind of content about your children that got shared online.
Perhaps an agreement about that is exactly what divorcing couples need.