Meanwhile in Russia, its Ministry of Internal Affairs has created an official guide to taking safe selfies after a string of unfortunate selfie-related accidents. During the news conference, Elena Alekseeva, the Assistant Minister of Internal Affairs and Lieutenant Colonel of Police, also proceeded to demonstrate correct selfie technique. Unfortunately, the guide is not in English, but its detailed icons certainly do transcend language. Happy safe selfie taking! Via Wired:
After tragic deaths including a 21-year-old woman in Moscow falling from a bridge and a 17-year-old being electrocuted by rail wires, Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has taken the unusual step of educating the public on the risks of selfies. Elena Alekseeva, Assistant Minister of Internal Affairs and Lieutenant Colonel of Police, held a press conference to announce a formal document that will be handed out to citizens.
“Along with all the advantages of the modern world there appear new threats. We would like to remind the citizens that the chase for ‘likes’ in social networks can lead to the road of death,” said Alekseeva. “The accident reports periodically present information about sad accidents with lovers of selfies”
Alekseeva then demonstrated correct selfie etiquette by posing for several with members of the media.