The concept of electronic visitation is but one sign that every aspect of modern life is becoming high-tech. Electronic visitation, in ts broadest sense, involves any communication by electronic means, including email, text and instant messaging and video conferencing. Advocates are quick to emphasize that so-called virtual visitation is not intended to replace actual in-person visits between parent and child. However, several states are considering laws that would incorporate electronic visitation into parenting agreements in cases involving custody or visitation. Similarly, some states are requiring that restrictions on in-person visitation, including supervision requirements, also apply to electronic visitation. As communications technology progresses, the distance between parents and children will continue to shrink. Hopefully, this will help mitigate the alienation of parents and children in divorcing families.