Concerned about Internet Addiction? Take the test!


Over at A Modern Mother, Susanna posted a link to the Net Addiction Center's Internet Addiction Test (IAT). Since most of my work involves working online, I decided I ought to take the test myself just to see if my surfing habits were causing a problem that needed to be addressed.

As it turned out, I scored only 38 and fall into the category of an average online user:
20 - 49 points: You are an average on-line user. You may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but you have control over your usage.
There are three categories which scores fall into, with the next level suggesting there are occasional or frequent problems due to internet usage, and the highest warning of significant problems in life.

I'd imagine most people would fall into the lower category, though it is interesting to answer the questions honestly to discover if addiction to the Internet could be causing problems in your life, or that of someone you hold dear.

Why not take the test yourself (or pass on the link to others who might be interested in their scores)?

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