The growth of social media has created an increase of self-portraits or “selfies.” Google estimates that millions of selfies are taken every day, and the majority of them are taken by women. A Mashable report said that there were more selfie related deaths than shark-related deaths in 2015. Samuel Jay, professor of communications, arts, and sciences at Metro State University in Denver researched digital media and believes that when people spend too much time focusing on their looks that they can be oblivious to what is happening around them. He said that parks and wildlife officials in Colorado urged people to take selfies with elk last fall after frightened animals injured several people. Jay added, “I guess it kind of blinds us that we’re putting ourselves in danger.”—Jim L. Wilson & Jim Sandell
http://kdvr.com/2016/03/07/startling-statistic-more-selfie-deaths-than-shark-related-deaths, Accessed March 7, 2016.
Proverbs 31:30 (HCSB) “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised.”