School dances used to be some of the most-anticipated events of the year. But it seems they’re becoming a thing of the past. Many schools have started canceling dances due to lack of attendance. According to one school administrator in New York, students don’t go to dances anymore because they’d rather stay home and interact with one another via text, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. Plus, while teens of the early 2000s were limited to the family computer if they wanted to chat with their friends online, these days most kids have their own laptops and smartphones, which means they can do so from the privacy of their rooms. School officials say that while dances used to be a prime opportunity for kids to socialize, technology has changed all that. Fortunately- or unfortunately, depending on how popular you are- most schools still at least hold an annual prom.