Technology addiction test

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Questionaire

Are you unsure if you or a loved one has a problem with their technology use?

The below test can help clarify your concerns, and suggest if you should seek further assistance.

Simply answer the following ten questions about your own habits or that of your loved one.

Please be honest with your responses.

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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