Divorce can be a traumatic experience for everybody involved, definitely for children. This great read in Wired by Arabella Watters focuses on the influence of (mobile) technology and multitasken on the children when parents already are divorced. A quote:
“But divorce creates an insurmountable space — not just distance — between parents and children that doesn’t fit the brevity and celerity of the mediums we use to communicate.
Here’s the catch for children of divorce: They may be used to competing against a clock, but a smartphone is a far worthier adversary. Not only do we (I too am a child of divorce) have to compete for attention across distance and time, but that time is compressed by technology. Time, in other words, shrinks.”