Your Loved One’s Phone Use is Risky

Thank you for taking this quiz.

My name is Cam Adair and I’m the founder of Game Quitters.

I understand how you feel because I was once addicted to technology, too. My addiction was to video games and it caused me to drop out of high school. I was playing video games up to 16 hours a day! I even pretended to have jobs.

Although my problem was with video games, since then I’ve become an expert on technology and phone addiction and I have helped thousands of families to help to overcome phone addiction as well.

cam adair
Published in Psychiatry Research
Published in Behavioral Addiction
“One of Canada’s 150 Leading Canadians in Mental Health” -CAMH

Should you be worried?

At-risk phone use means your loved one is using their phone for several hours a day and it’s beginning to impact different areas of their life (school, work, hygiene, relationships).

They want to use it more and more while putting less effort into school or work, and when they can’t they are irritable and moody. They have lost interest in other hobbies and activities, and are becoming increasingly isolated from real-life friends and the family.

You are concerned over their lack of hygiene, tired from constant arguments over their phone, and deep down you feel like you are losing them to a virtual world. You don’t understand why…

Is this just a phase?

If you have been seeing the following red flags for some time, it’s not just a phase. You are seeing a repeated pattern of behavior that is telling you something is wrong. Listen to your gut!

Being irritable or moody when they can’t use their phone
Constantly needing to use it more and more (“it’s never enough”)
Losing interest in other activities (e.g. sports, exercise)
Being deceptive (e.g. stealing money to buy things on their phone)
Jeopardizing school, work, and/or relationships (in order to use their phone)

If you are reading this and realizing your loved one is at-risk, then you want to follow the advice below. There are specific steps you can take to prevent an even bigger problem. Don’t wait until it gets worse!

Prevent the problem from getting worse:

Here are two resources I want to gift you…

1. Watch this video to learn more about how to cure screen time issues:

2. Our Free Digital Parenting Facebook Community on what you can do to prevent screen time from becoming a problem.

Worried your loved one does have a phone use problem? Then apply to work with us in our coaching programs.

I’m really happy you are now apart of our community.

Over the coming days and weeks I will send you some of my best content to your email so you can stay educated around this issue, and also help other parents or loved ones you know who may have a problem as well.

I hope you have found this helpful today. We’re all rooting for you and your family.

– Cam

Disclaimer: This test is an informal screening tool. It’s not here to diagnose a disorder. For a proper assessment, please seek the support of a professional.