Parents served a stalking order after monitoring daughter's phone and computer

magnifying-glass.jpgWe always come across really worrying software and apps designed to help suspicious – and sometimes just actually mental – people stalk their boyfriends and girlfriends and wives and husbands. However, a case over in the US has got people talking because a college student has been granted a civil stalking order against her parents for installing software on her phone and computer so they can keep a close eye on her while she’s away from home.

Aubrey Ireland’s over-protective parents were worried about her behaviour at college so decided to install software on her mobile phone that would provide them with details about incoming calls and on her laptop that would save Facebook messages and browsing history. Everything then got even weirder when her parents insisted she leave Skype on all night so they could watch her sleep and Aubrey decided to take legal action, which means her parents can’t see her until she’s back from college and if they attempt to turn up or do anything else with her gadgets they could face criminal charges.

Although it certainly seems like there are a few other more complicated factors at play here – Digital Trends hints at her parents having some serious issues – it’s still an interesting case, which could certainly set a precedent for future invasions of privacy, regardless of who you are, who you’ve been stalking and whether you gave birth to them or not.

[Via Digital Trends Image via Okko PyykA's Flickr]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Williams/100004621359964 Ryan Williams

    Her parents gave birth to the girl and she does this to them. That would mess us the relationship altogether. Now if she was over the age of 18, then the parents were wrong. They are trying to look out for the girl. So, if she mess around and has a kid, she need her parents help then. That's just crazy.

    • http://twitter.com/sotweetethJerel Jerel Henderson

      Age doesn't matter if her parents pay her phone bill. If you can't viably live on your own, you are under the rules of the person who supports you. Simple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Williams/100004621359964 Ryan Williams

    Her parents gave birth to the girl and she does this to them. That would mess us the relationship altogether. Now if she was over the age of 18, then the parents were wrong. They are trying to look out for the girl. So, if she mess around and has a kid, she need her parents help then. That's just crazy.