Are You Addicted to Your Phone?
We're all probably a little guilty of being addicted to our phones these days, but how do you know if your cell phone use has become a problem? Take our quiz to find out.
When you wake up in the morning, how long is it before you check your phone?
Immediately. I use my phone as my alarm clock and then check it when I'm still in bed.
30 minutes. I wake up and get dressed before I check my phone.
1 hour. I don't check it until I'm ready to leave for school.
1 / 9
When you're looking at your phone, how many times does someone need to ask a question before you hear them?
Not sure. Usually I look up and the person is yelling at me.
2 / 9
If you forget your phone at home, how do you feel?
Fine. It'll still be there when I get home.
Ok. I definitely notice it's gone, but I manage.
Crazy! I keep checking my pocket over and over again forgetting it's not there.
3 / 9
How many hours a day do you estimate you spend on your phone?
Less than 1 hour
More than 5 hours
4 / 9
Do you feel more depressed after spending a lot of time on social media sites?
Yes, I definitely think social media is making me depressed.
I feel sort of depressed, but I'm not sure it has to do with my social media habits.
No, it doesn't affect me.
5 / 9
Would you rather chat with your friends online or hang out with them in real life?
Chat or text
In real life
Um, can we hang out in real life and be on our phones?
6 / 9
Have you tried to cut back on how much time you spend on your phone?
No, but I think I should.
No, it's not a problem.
7 / 9
How many chat apps are installed on your phone?
One. Just the text feature that came with my phone.
I have one for my family and one for my friends.
Just Facebook Messenger, SnapChat, and WhatsApp
Hmm, I have Facebook Messenger, SnapChat, WhatsApp, GroupMe, Monkey Have Fun Chats, Whisper and some other ones.
8 / 9
Do you get anxious when people don't like your photos or posts?
Yes, when I don't get any likes, it makes me very anxious.
Eh, sort of. I definitely notice how many likes I get, but it doesn't bother me.
No, the number of likes I get doesn't matter to me.
9 / 9
You're a Cell Phone Addict
It sounds like you may have a serious addiction to your phone, where cell phone use is getting in the way of your mental health and overall happiness. You may want to set some limits for yourself on your cell phone usage and ask your parents for help in setting some boundaries around your phone. Read more below on how to break your cell phone addiction.
Mild case of cell phone addiction
You certainly like to be on your phone, but your cell phone use may not be causing any problems in your life... yet. As long as you can still stay on top of your other duties -- like homework, chores, work and other responsibilities -- and you don't feel like you're getting depressed, you may be in a safe zone. If you feel like any of those issues develop, you may want to reduce your usage.
Healthy cell phone user
Congratulations! Sounds like you have a healthy relationship with your cell phone. You have healthy friendships and relationships and your self-esteem isn't directly tied into your presence on social media. Keep up the good work!