✅ Smartphone ✅ Smartwatch ✅ Tablet ✅ Kindle ✅ Laptop ✅ Smart TV ✅ Alexa – ever feel like digital devices are taking over your life? Whether you’re prone to endless emails, incessant Internet browsing, excessive online shopping, Netflix binges or social media stalking, take the quiz below to discover if you’re addicted to your digital devices and being online.
How often do you stay online/use digital devices for longer than intended?
How often does being online/using digital devices prevent you from taking care of your responsibilities at home (e.g. doing household chores, parenting)?
How often do you prefer the excitement of being online/using digital devices to intimacy with your partner?
How often does being online/using your digital devices cause arguments with your friends, family, and/or partner?
How often do you form new relationships with fellow online users?
How often do important people in your life tell you that you spend too much time online/on your digital devices (e.g. friends, family, partner, children)?
How often do your grades or school work suffer because of the amount of time you spend online/on your digital devices?
How often do you find yourself checking your digital devices when you are focusing on important tasks (e.g. working or studying)?
How often do you check your email before something else that you need to do?
How often does your job performance or productivity suffer because of the amount of time you spend online/on your digital devices?
How often do you become defensive or secretive when someone asks you what you do online/on your digital devices?
How often do you block out worries or concerns about your life by going online/using your digital devices to distract yourself?
How often do you find yourself anticipating when you will next be able to go online/use your digital devices?
How often do you fear that life without the Internet/digital devices would be boring, empty, and joyless?
How often do you snap, yell, or act annoyed if someone bothers you while you are online/asks you to stop using your digital devices?
How often do you feel upset, frustrated, irritable, or annoyed when you are unable to go online/use your digital devices for a sustained period of time (e.g. WiFi is unavailable, you run out of battery, an app/software refuses to load)?
How often do you lose sleep due to being online (e.g. staying up late, checking digital devices during the night)?
When you are offline, how often do you find yourself fantasising about being online or thinking about what you do online (e.g. gaming, Internet browsing, social media)?
How often do you find yourself saying "just a few more minutes" when online/using your digital devices?
How often do you try to cut down the amount of time you spend going online/using your digital devices and fail?
How often do you try to hide how long you've been online?
How often do you find yourself going online instead of spending time with others in real life (e.g. friends, family, partner)?
How often do you find yourself going online/using your digital devices instead of taking part in hobbies or recreational activities that you enjoy (e.g. reading, exercising, playing sports, learning a language, playing an instrument)?
How often do you feel down, depressed, nervous, or uneasy when you are offline, and the feeling goes away once you are back online?
How often do you go online/use your digital devices to help you feel better when you are feeling sad?
How often do you ignore or fail to notice signals your body is giving you because you are absorbed in using your digital devices (e.g. cues of tiredness, pain or physical discomfort such as backache, hunger etc.)?
How often is going online/reaching for your digital device the first thing you do when you wake up each morning?
How often do you feel like you are missing out on something if you don’t go online for a certain period of time?
How often does being online/using your digital devices prevent you from “being in the moment”?
How often do you use your digital devices while having meals?
How often do you use your digital devices for work even when you are not required to (e.g. while commuting, at the weekend, while on holiday)?
How often do you use your digital devices even when you shouldn’t (e.g. while driving, in the cinema, during an important meeting or social event)?
How often do you go offline or put away your digital devices when you know they are causing you mental or emotional distress (e.g. experiencing negative emotions when using social media or reading negative news stories)?
How often do you find yourself thinking or saying “I couldn’t live without my phone/tablet/laptop”?
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