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Internet Addiction Self-Assessment Test

Internet Addiction
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Internet Addiction: Could you be addicted to connecting to the internet with your PC or Smartphone? Have you struggled to cut off the amount of time you spend on the web? Take the following quiz to find out whether you may be suffering from an addiction to the internet.

Answer the quiz questions below to see if you or a loved one may be addicted to using the Internet.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who show signs of problematic Internet use. Please read each question carefully, and indicate how often you have experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few months.

Your privacy is important to us. All results are completely anonymous

  • Question of

    When using the internet do you find that you lose track of time and feel surprised when you realize the time spent surfing the web?

    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Have you been ashamed of or tried to hide how much time you spend on your internet-connected device?

    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Have you tried to spend less time using your internet-connected device (desktop, smartphone, or tablet) but found it challenging?

    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Do you find yourself wondering about things on the internet (chat, text messages, website updates) when you are not able to be online?

    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Are you trying to fall asleep while browsing the internet but having trouble doing so and/or are you waking frequently to check your internet-connected device?

    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Do you find yourself frustrated and/or upset when others seek your attention while you are online?

    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Have you experienced issues related to sore fingers/thumbs, eye strain, numbness of extremities, or other physical complications from long periods of internet use?

    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Has anyone in your personal life expressed concerns about the amount of time you spend on the internet?

    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Do you find yourself using the internet in specific situations where it might be less appropriate? For example, at school during class, while at work despite rules against it, during a ceremony (funeral/wedding/service), at a theater during a concert/play/movie, etc.

    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often

Written by Rebecca Marie

Writing to discover myself, writing to discover others, writing to make a difference. It’s about words — the beauty they evoke when strung together in a certain sequence, and the healing they offer when shared honestly.

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