How bad is this problem? According to a DOGO news report, a "breathtaking" selfie has killed 12 people this year. It may not seem like a lot, but it is four more people killed this year than people who have been killed by a shark attack.
This issue has been known for a while but got more popular when Hideto Ueda suffered an accidental death in the Taj Mahal in India. Injuries have been rising in dramatic measures. This year in July Russian Interior Ministry started a campaign to prevent this. A million "likes" on social media isn't worth more than your life. Officials felt it was necessary because "When a person is trying to photograph themselves, their attention is scattered, they lose their balance, they don't look around and feel no danger."
These things help lower injuries, but the biggest cause is not being responsible. Its not just for them. Its also for their friends. People should always learn how to be responsible for themselves and not risk their lives for a bunch of hearts on a digital screen.