5 selfie etiquette tips

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Selfies can be loads of fun, but they can also be very wrong especially if certain guidelines aren't followed. We're helping you out in this Tech Thursday with five selfie etiquette tips from About.com.

1. Get permission - If someone else is in your picture, make sure they're ok with it. Let them know what you plan to do with it and stick to your plan. Don't post anywhere else without their permission.

2. Safety comes first - You may think you look really cool driving along the highway with the window open, your hair blowing in the breeze. If you pull out your camera to shoot a selfie while driving, you're putting your life and the lives of others in danger.

3. Offer help, not a photo - If you witness an accident or someone getting hurt, call for emergency help and stay with the person. Don't whip out your cell phone and start snapping selfies as you assist. The only time you should take a picture of the situation is if it can be of some help later to show what happened.

4. Don't overdo selfies in social media - If you want to snap photos of yourself waking up, eating your morning cereal and walking into your cubicle, refrain. Choose one good picture and post it. If you do more, people may see you as narcissistic.

5. Be respectful - If you're at a holocaust museum, taking a selfie in front of an exhibit shows a lack of respect. There are places where selfies are never appropriate, including a funeral, ICU in a hospital, and a disaster site where people died.


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