Taking selfies is now a ‘public health problem’ according to researchers in Australia, following a spate of deaths at popular beauty spots. The study revealed nearly 400 reported incidents globally, with 77 occurring in the United States alone.
The study analysed five scientific papers and 12 news reports spanning from 2008 to 2021. It revealed that young women with an average age of 22 years were most likely to die from selfie-related deaths. Falling and drowning emerged as the leading causes of death-by-selfie.