Thank you for showing an interest in knowing more about process addictions. All information will be used to gain a better understanding of Internet and technology use and addiction.

Voluntary participation
We will not need any identifying information from you. Because we do not require your personal details, the survey is completely anonymous and your participation in this survey is entirely voluntary. If you wish to discontinue the survey, simply close your Internet browser. Your individual responses will NOT be publicly available. At the end of this survey, you will be provided with the scoring key for the Internet Addiction Test by Dr. Kimberly Young.

Who can take part?
Any individuals interested in knowing more about Internet addiction may participate in this research survey. To be eligible to participate, you must: (a) have access to a computer and the Internet; and (b) be computer literate with the ability to read and write English, and (c) be 18 years or older.

What is involved?
In total, the survey should not take longer than 10 minutes. However, given there is plenty of space to write your responses, you can take as long as you wish. Thank you again for your time and interest.

Benefits and risks
This survey will provide you with an opportunity for you to discuss, in as much detail as you like, your own personal experience with Internet and Technology use. More broadly, your comments will contribute to a better understanding of the unique and often very personal ways in which different individuals interact with the Internet and technology. With further research, this knowledge will facilitate the design and implementation of more effective and appropriate services for individuals living with behavioral addictions.

Some of the questions will ask about your current technology use and past experiences of being depressed. The risk of causing distress is low, however should you become distressed, you must contact your clinician, or phone the local crisis call number of your closest hospital.

Feedback to participants
A copy of our research will be available to all participants upon request by registering and viewing survey results at

The security of your personal information is important. I will be using a third party web‐based service operated by SurveyMonkey in the USA for conducting surveys. The data remains controlled by our team. SurveyMonkey follows generally accepted industry standards to protect personal information and uses secure socket layer technology. More information on SurveyMonkey and their Privacy Policy is available on their website at However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security. By using this service you understand that we use the SurveyMonkey service and consent to the transfer of relevant data to the USA based system. I also encourage you to take responsibility for the security of your own computer system.

Storage of data
Storage of the data collected will adhere to ethical regulations and be kept on the reSTART premises in a locked cupboard/filing cabinet for 5 years. Electronic data will be password protected and stored on a password protected computer. Only the researchers will have access to this information and to these passwords. A report of the study may be submitted for publication, but individual participants will not be identifiable in such a report.

Questions and complaints
If you have any questions about the survey, you can contact our lead researcher, Cosette Rae at

If you consent to participate, please click ‘next’ to commence the online survey, otherwise close this window in your browser.