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According to a report in the Independent, “The country (India) was the setting for 60 per cent of all selfie-related deaths in two years. A study found that between March 2014 and September 2016, 60 per cent of all “selfie deaths”, where a person dies while trying to take a picture of themselves, occurred in India.” Every parent must have asked their teenagers not to be.....
According to a report in the Independent, “The country (India) was the setting for 60 per cent of all selfie-related deaths in two years. A study found that between March 2014 and September 2016, 60 per cent of all “selfie deaths”, where a person dies while trying to take a picture of themselves, occurred in India.”
Every parent must have asked their teenagers not to be glued on their mobile phones more than once. That is an understatement, they might tell their teenagers every day upon waking up to not be on their phones all the time. However, here is the dichotomy. Millenials today are digital natives whereas our parents and grandparents are digital immigrants. It does not come as a surprise that a teenager today will be more anxious upon losing his mobile phone as compared to the previous generations. Take for example the case of a Mumbai-girl who jumped out of a moving local train because her phone fell off or the example of another teen who drowned at Marine Drive while taking a selfie. The situation reached to an extent where the city police had to deploy bandobast (police personell) at selfie points.
Why are teenagers addicted to taking selfies? We asked Teentalk India Expert Kshitija Sawant, and she says, “It makes them feel like a movie star for the moment. It gives you 15 seconds of fame. You can put up a selfie on social media and become a mini movie star.”
She also says that the momentary pleasure is so strong, they do not look at the bigger picture.
Some tips to avoid death by taking selfies:
1. You can stay safe and take a selfie. You do not have to travel to a dangerous spot and take a selfie.
2. If you go to a spot that is dangerous, access and see if there is a risk factor or there is a possibility to fall.
3. Look at the bigger picture, your life is more important than taking a seflie.
4. Check for beauty but also check for safety.
5. Lastly, do not jump out of a moving vehicle if you lose your phone.
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