Technology Addiction Test

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Questionaire

Are you unsure if you or a loved one has a problem with their technology use? Our health test can help clarify your concerns. Simply answer the following ten questions about your habits. Please be honest with yourself.

Q 1. Do you stay online longer than you expected more and more often?

Yes    No

Q 2. Do you ignore and avoid other work or activities to spend more time on-screen?

Yes    No

Q 3. Do you often check messages or emails before doing something else you need to do, even delaying meals?

Yes    No

Q 4. Do you frequently get annoyed or irritable if someone bothers you when you are trying to do something online or on your phone?

Yes    No

Q 5. Do you prefer to spend time with people on-line or through messaging rather then being with them face to face?

Yes    No

Q 6. Do you think a lot about when you can get back online when you are off-line?

Yes    No

Q 7. Do you argue with, or feel criticised by friends, partners or family about the amount of time you spend online?

Yes    No

Q 8. Do you get excited, both anticipating when you can next get online, and also thinking about what you will do?

Yes    No

Q 9. Do you prefer on-screen activities now to going out and doing something else?

Yes    No

Q 10. Do you hide, or become defensive about what you do online?

Yes    No

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