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Published on June 27, 2017

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4 selfie safety tips

You've got to snap that pic, but here's how to avoid danger while you're doing it.

It seems harmless enough. You’re out having fun and you want to take a few selfies to capture the moment. But taking that selfie may put you in harm’s way if you’re not careful.

Selfie accidents can be minor, such as stumbling as you’re walking down the street. Or they can be catastrophic, resulting in serious injury or even death. In fact, more people died while taking selfies during 2015 than in shark attacks.

These 4 tips will help you capture the moment without endangering your life:

  1. Pay attention to where you’re going. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the selfie moment, but if you don’t watch where you’re going, you may find yourself walking into something or someone, tripping or worse. Don’t cross the street, walk along a curb or put yourself in a dangerous situation while taking a selfie. Better yet, stop and stand in one place while you snap your pic. Then you can continue what you were doing when you’re done.
  2. Don’t take selfies while driving. Just as you should never text and drive, you certainly don’t want to distract yourself by taking a selfie. Wait until you get to your destination to capture the moment. No selfie moment is worth risking your life or the lives of others.
  3. Avoid leaning too far to get the perfect angle. The perfect shot isn’t so perfect if you fall off a cliff or even just fall off the sidewalk while trying to get the perfect angle or the ideal lighting in your picture.
  4. Don’t do something dangerous just to capture the moment. If you think it’s cool to take a selfie doing something reckless or dangerous, think again. There’s nothing cool about endangering your life just to post it on social media. Use your best judgment and avoid anything that puts you in harm’s way.

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