20 Symptoms of Internet Addiciton

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