January 11, 2009

News: Bugged Teddy Bear Backfires!

bearWhile wanting to know what is happening in the other parent’s house is understandable, there are some boundaries.  For example, don’t grill the kids about what is happening with the other parent during parenting time. Also, putting recording devices in kids toys also crosses the line!  The Omaha World Herald published a story about a Nebraska woman who is being sued by her ex-husband because she placed a listening device in the 4 year old daughter’s teddy bear. The couple was enmeshed in a custody battle.  The plan backfired when the judge refused to hear the recording.   It is illegal in Nebraska, and many other states including Oregon to tape a conversation where at least one party has not consented to the recording. The full article can be found here