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What would you like to know about this please?
I'm just about to travel home but I can pick up in about an hour if that is OK?
No, he can do that.
It isn't a very helpful condition really. One would have expected the court to define it better. Probably also the police are not very keen to expend resources on comments on Facebook and are using that as an excuse.
However, I am sorry but I have to agree with their view of this. Indirect means a reference to you and only you such as 'their mum'. I'm afraid that sharing quotes about child abuse is not indirectly contacting you. It might be a subject of relevance to you but that is not indirectly referring to you. He is entitled to full use of the internet.
It is really important to be careful what you report to the police and choose only the clearest breaches. It is possible now, following recent caselaw, for persons to sue their accuser if there are a large number of reports that do not merit the attention of the police. It doesn't require any particular change. Just make sure the reports that you make amount to the clearest breaches so that he cannot turn the whole thing around on you and argue that you are using the police to harass him.
Can I clarify anything for you?
No. A lot of people aren't. If people report trivialities the whole thing can quite easily be turned around on you.
Of course, some women are using the police to harass their former partners so it is doubly important to ensure that you don't expose yourself to that allegation.