Digital Distraction Test

Are You Too Connected?

Take our Digital Distraction Test; a simple 12 item quiz to see if you are suffering from Digital Distraction and you could use an aid to your Digital Digestion. Our short quiz may help you see if you are a bit too digitally connected and that you might connect with your world better by disconnecting from your devices some of the time! The Digital Distraction Test may be the reminder you need to “Plug Back into Life!”


1. Do you find yourself spending more and more time online or on your digital devices (computer, laptop, tablet or Smartphone) than you realize.


2. Do you find yourself mindlessly passing time on a regular basis by staring at your Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer even when there might be better or more productive things to do? And do you seem to lose track of time when on any of these devices?


3. Do you find yourself spending more time with ‘virtual friends’ as opposed to real people nearby?


4. Has the amount of time you spend on your digital devices and the Internet been increasing?


5. Do you secretly wish you could be a little less wired or connected to your devices such as your Smartphone laptop, tablet Internet, etc.?


6. Do you sleep with your Smartphone ON under your pillow or next to your bed regularly?


7. Do you find yourself viewing and answering texts, tweets, and emails at all hours of the day and night—even when it means interrupting other things you are doing?


8. Do you Text, Email, Tweet or Surf while driving or doing other similar activities that require your focused attention and concentration?


9. Do you feel your use of technology actually decreases your productivity at times?


10. Do you find yourself feeling somewhat ill-at-ease or uncomfortable when you accidentally leave your phone or other Internet digital device in the car or at home, if you have no service, or if it is broken?


11. Do you feel reluctant to be without your Smartphone or other digital devices, even for a short time; when you leave the house you ALWAYS have your Smartphone or other digital device with you?


12. When you eat meals is your Smartphone always part of the table place setting?



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Disclaimer: It should be noted that no medical or psychiatric diagnosis can be made solely by a written test or screening instrument alone; this survey is intended for educational and informational purposes only. If you score is on the higher side it would be reasonable to examine whether your use or over-use is creating any problems in work-life balance. If you are concerned about your Smartphone use, you may wish to consult with a mental health/addiction professional with expertise in Internet and Technology Addiction (Process/Behavioral Addictions).