Social relationships are particularly affected in that people no longer know how to connect with others in a face to face environment. If digital media keeps distorting social relations then divorce rates will increase, more children will become socially inept, and interpersonal relationships will become obsolete. With technology causing perpetual distraction, strong marriages will eventually wither away due to lack of communication. Young children with divorced parents tend to be quieter and less likely to interact with others in school and in the outside world. If technology continues to advance, people will no longer have the need to interact in person. Continual contact through media will create an unbalanced and socially incompetent society. Clearly, negative aspects of digital technology outweigh those on the positive spectrum. However, some still argue that technology can actually bring people closer together. Such as being able to talk to a loved one at any time, and from any place, through a cell phone, or meeting a whole world of new friends on the internet. This argument has some validity in that people are able to stay connected longer, but it also leads to a disconnected “in- person” relationship. People become more comfortable conversing with others through technology that they act like a completely different person when the screens are no longer available to hide behind.