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.

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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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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If you think you or someone you care about may be suffering from Internet Addiction or any other mental health condition, PsyCom strongly recommends that you seek help from a mental health professional in order to receive a proper diagnosis and support. We have compiled a list of resources (some even offer free or low-cost support) where you may be able to find additional help at: https://www.psycom.net/get-help-mental-health

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2018