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Is Your Child Addicted To Screens? Take This Quiz

Is Your Child Addicted To Screens

If your child has a cellphone, chances are they’re stuck to it. So, what’s normal and when should you worry?

Are you concerned that your children spend too much time on their smart devices? Could they even be addicted? Answer the quiz questions below to find out.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that reflect common experiences among children who are addicted to screens. Read each question carefully, and then choose how often your child has experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few months.

This quiz is not a substitute for a professional assessment. Your privacy is important to us. All results are completely anonymous.

  • Question of

    Does your child become angry, frustrated, or sad when you take away their smartphone, tablet, or other device?

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

    Do you try to set limits on their screen time without much success?

    set limits on their screen time without much success
    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Does your child attempt to deceive you about their screen use?

    child attempt to deceive you about their screen use
    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Does your child show lack of interest in socializing, such as looking at screens during dinner or other activities?

    Does your child show lack of interest in socializing, such as looking at screens during dinner or other activities? 1
    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Does your child show a lack of interest in activities that don’t involve screens, such as reading or playing sports?

    child show a lack of interest in activities that don’t involve screens
    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Has your child’s screen use ever interfered with their ability to complete school work?

    child’s screen use ever interfered with their ability to complete school work
    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Are your child’s thoughts and words preoccupied with video games, Internet videos or other screen-based media even when they aren’t using their devices?

    child’s thoughts and words preoccupied with video games
    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Does your child’s screen use negatively affect family relationships?

    children screen use negatively affect family relationships
    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Is your child only happy when they are using a device?

    Is your child only happy when they are using a device? 2
    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very Often
  • Question of

    Does your child sleep with their phone or tablet, or lose sleep due to technology use?

    child sleep with their phone or tablet
    • 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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