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Table 1 Items used in the second National Mental Health Survey of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing to measure behaviour related to Internet use and electronic gaming

From: Internet use and electronic gaming by children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems in Australia – results from the second Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

The next question(s) are about your internet use. This may be internet accessed on a computer, mobile phone or tablet. Internet use includes accessing social media such as Facebook or Twitter, emailing, looking at websites or chatting online. The questions are about the time you use the internet which is not related to your school work or for work purposes.
YIU3. Do you use the internet?
2 – Yes
0 – No
ASK IF YIU3 = YES.
YIU4. On an average weekday approximately how much time do you spend on the internet?
1 - Less than 1 hour
2 - 1–2 hours
3 - 3–4 hours
4 - 5–6 hours
5 - 7–8 hours
6 - 9–10 hours
7 - 11 hours or more
YIU5. On an average day on the weekend approximately how much time do you spend on the internet?
1 - Less than 1 hour
2 - 1–2 hours
3 - 3–4 hours
4 - 5–6 hours
5 - 7–8 hours
6 - 9–10 hours
7 - 11 hours or more
ASK ALL.
The next question(s) are about your electronic game use. Electronic games can be games that you play on an Xbox or similar console, online, on a handheld device, your computer, or mobile phone.
YIU6. Do you play electronic games?
2 – Yes
0 – No
ASK IF YIU6 = Yes
YIU7. On an average weekday approximately how much time do you spend playing electronic games?
1 - Less than 1 hour
2 - 1–2 hours
3 - 3–4 hours
4 - 5–6 hours
5 - 7–8 hours
6 - 9–10 hours
7 - 11 hours or more
YIU8. On an average weekend day approximately how much time do you spend playing electronic games?
1 - Less than 1 hour
2 - 1–2 hours
3 - 3–4 hours
4 - 5–6 hours
5 - 7–8 hours
6 - 9–10 hours
7 - 11 hours or more
ASK IF YIU3 = YES OR YIU6 = YES.
YIU9. Do you go without eating or sleeping because of the internet or electronic games?
1 - Never/almost never
2 - Not very often
3 - Fairly often
4 - Very often
YIU10. Do you feel bothered when you cannot be on the internet or play electronic games?
1 - Never/almost never
2 - Not very often
3 - Fairly often
4 - Very often
YIU11. Do you catch yourself surfing the internet or playing electronic games when you are not really interested?
1 - Never/almost never
2 - Not very often
3 - Fairly often
4 - Very often
YIU12. Do you spend less time than you should with family or friends or doing school work/work because of the time you spent on the internet or playing electronic games?
1 - Never/almost never
2 - Not very often
3 - Fairly often
4 - Very often
YIU13. Have you tried unsuccessfully to spend less time on the internet or playing electronic games?
1 - Never/almost never
2 - Not very often
3 - Fairly often
4 - Very often