Do you think you are addicted to the internet? your cellphone? video games?

Canada
January 12, 2007 5:57pm CST
When I was growing up the big fear was that kids were addicted to television. My mother saw a program on TV (ironic) that said kids were watching an average of 5 hours of TV per day. Immediately, my television viewing got limited to one hour per day, conditional on my completing my homework. It occurred to me the other day, that TV doesn't seem to be such a big concern any longer. I assume it has been displaced by the internet, video games, cellphone, texts, etc. Does anyone feel that they are addicted to these things? What about your children? Does it give cause for concern?
7 responses
• India
17 Jan 07
yes it is, but wid sites like mylot around its fun 2 b addicted
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Oh my! 5yrs ago u would call me a addicted to text messaging. I dont stop typing on my cellphone. Its like 5am til 2am for me lol. Then i stop.. Im not addicted to my phone but dependent on it now. I dont feel connected when i dont have it with me. As for the internet, its reliable and a good source to pass away time for me. But i dont think im addicted to it. I can live without it...maybe(",)
• India
16 Jan 07
i accept two thing from what you said internet and video games. im not addicted to cell phones .
• India
13 Jan 07
I'm addicted to them all... Firstly and mostly I am addicted to my cellphone. I use it to make calls, listen to music, play games and also chat and browse with it.. It is gadget that I can't live without.. Second one is my computer with which I play video games and also browse the internet. I play many games like Fifa, Prince of Persia, Max Payne, Sims, Harry Potter etc etc... I mainly use the internet to chat,find information, download stuff for my pc and mobile etc etc...
• India
13 Jan 07
I use internet more that 5 hours in a day. and cell phone to but fortunately or unfortunately i am not addicted.
@adnanmd2 (830)
13 Jan 07
i am not addicted to any of the things mentioned above.. i use them in a limit. not unlimit... got it.. gud question..
@rkodiva (19)
• Canada
13 Jan 07
I am totally addicted to the internet. It's just too bad that I don't always have the time to sit and surf. I do miss it at work when I'm sitting there all night doing nothing. But meh, what can ya do? I've recently decided that I don't miss my Cell phone, and I was never really into video games (thank-god because that is an expensive hobby). But I do seem to be watching more television today than I did a year ago.