Do You Have Internet Addiction?

Internet addiction is quickly becoming recognized as a real problem causing devastation among a large number of people. Consequences include loss of friends, ruined relationships, and getting fired from your job. And yet internet addiction is not taken seriously by many people.

Perhaps you, kind visitor, are an internet addict. Take this quiz and answer honestly. At the end it will give you a score reflecting your estimated level of addiction. If you score highly, you should think about how to combat the addiction.

What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
What is your gender?
How many hours per typical day do you spend on the internet (not work/school-related)?
0 to 2
2 to 4
4 to 6
More than 6
What happens if your internet connection goes out?
It's no big deal
It's annoying
I don't know what to do and get stressed out
What happens when someone says to get off the internet?
I log off, no big deal
I say just a minute, then log off
I say just a minute, then spend another half hour online
I say forget it, I'm not logging off any time soon
Where is your social life more active?
Real world
Half and half
Do you often go to bed later than you wanted to because you were online?
How often do friends or family complain about the amount of time you spend online?
All the time
Is your romantic relationship ever neglected because of time spent online?
I am not in a relationship
Do you experience eye strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, or stiffness in the shoulders?
Have you ever hidden your internet use from loved ones?
Does using the internet interfere with your productivity at work or caused your grades to suffer?
How up to date are you with chat and IM software and socializing sites like MySpace?
I use 'em all
I use them sometimes
I don't use them
Do you play any online role playing games?
Yes, excessively
Yes, moderately
Yes, occasionally
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and felt the need to log on to the internet?
If a big storm knocks out power to your area and it won't be restored for days, does lack of internet make your list of top 10 concerns?
Yes, it would be in the top 3
Yes, it would be in the top 6
Yes, it would be in the top 10
No, it wouldn't be one of my top 10 concerns
Do you feel more confident on the internet than in real life, like your opinions matter and people value you?

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