You neglect important family activities, social events, work responsibilities, academic projects or health concerns to spend hours on the Internet
- A significant person, such as a boss, close friend or partner, has complained you're spending too much time or money on the Internet.
- You're constantly anticipating your next on-line session.
- It becomes impossible to cut back on your Internet time.
- You're determined to spend a brief period on-line, only to discover later that several hours have passed.
- You check your e-mail compulsively.
- You develop cravings and withdrawal symptoms when you're away from the computer.
- You're skipping meals, classes or appointments to get on the Internet.
- You'd rather talk to people on-line than face-to-face.
- You sleep less than five hours a night so you can spend more time on-line.
- Using the online services everyday without any skipping.
- Losing track of time after making a connection.
- Goes out less and less.
- Spending less and less time on meals at home or at work, and eats in front of the monitor.
- Denying spending too much time on the Net.
- Others complaining you're spending too much time in front of the monitor.
- Checking on your mailbox too many times a day.
- You think you have got the greatest web site in the world and dying to give people your URL.
- Logging onto the Net while already busy at work.
- Sneaking online when spouse or family members not at home, with a sense of relief.