Poll: How many hours per day do you use screen/internet devices?

On an average day, how many hours do you use screen/internet devices such as computers, phones, televisions, etc.?

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1 hour
  • 2 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 4 hours
  • 5 hours
  • 6 hours
  • 7 hours
  • 8 hours
  • 9 hours
  • 10 hours
  • More than 10 hours

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I made this poll because I recently tallied up the amount of time I spend using the computer in a typical week. I am a software developer who enjoys writing software outside of work as well, so I would imagine my usage is higher than average.

Here is my breakdown:

  • Work: 8 hours (M-F)
  • Personal projects: 8 hours (S-Su)

Total per week: 56 hours, sometimes less if there is a holiday or special event.

After reading about and personally experiencing the how excessive computer usage is harmful to mental, physical, and psychological health, I set this 8 hour daily maximum. It used to be 10+ hours.


When you say use, I assume you mean actively. At work, I have my computer on all day, but I am not active on it the whole time.