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Is Your Child Addicted to Devices? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

Updated: Oct 20, 2023



Question 1: How often does your child use electronic devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, or video game consoles) on a typical day?


A) Less than 1 hour

B) 1-2 hours

C) 2-4 hours

D) More than 4 hours


Question 2: During family meals or activities, does your child often seem distracted by their device (checking notifications, playing games, or texting)?


A) Never

B) Rarely

C) Sometimes

D) Frequently


Question 3: What happens when you set limits on your child's device use or take away their device as a consequence for misbehavior?


A) They accept it without much protest

B) They get upset but eventually comply

C) They resist and argue but eventually give in

D) They have a major meltdown and refuse to give up the device


Question 4: How often does your child's device usage interfere with their sleep, causing them to stay up late or wake up in the middle of the night to use their device?


A) Never

B) Rarely

C) Sometimes

D) Frequently


Question 5: When your child is not using electronic devices, how do they typically spend their free time?


A) Engaging in physical activities, hobbies, or reading

B) Spending time with family and friends

C) A mix of both screen and non-screen activities

D) Mostly on screens, even during leisure time



Scoring:

- For each A answer, assign 1 point

- For each B answer, assign 2 points

- For each C answer, assign 3 points

- For each D answer, assign 4 points


Interpreting the Results:

- 5-7 points: Your child is likely not addicted to devices. Keep up the good work in balancing their screen time with other activities and maintaining healthy boundaries.


- 8-11 points: Your child may be at risk of developing device addiction. It's essential to monitor their screen time closely and encourage more non-screen activities.


- 12-15 points: It appears that your child is showing signs of device addiction. It's crucial to take immediate action to reduce their screen time, set clear boundaries, and seek professional help if needed.


Remember, every child is unique, and the quiz is just a starting point. If you have concerns about your child's device usage, it's always a good idea to consult with a child psychologist or counselor for personalized guidance and support.



In our blog, "Helping Your Child Break Free from Device Addiction," we delve deeper into the subject, providing you with actionable strategies, real-life stories of recovery, and insights from prominent figures who've tackled this issue. Discover how you can empower your child to thrive in the digital age while fostering a harmonious balance between the digital world and real-life experiences.



Join us on this journey to equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to guide your child toward a healthier relationship with technology. Together, we can make a positive difference in their life.



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