$1.9 billion and growing exponentially – the selfie industry is predicted to reach $6.4 billion by 2025, according to Verdict. We see selfies everywhere – our camera roll, the internet, social media. Most of the selfie industry is comprised of lighting poles, clip-on lenses, tripods, remote shutter buttons, drones, and of course, the infamous selfie stick – all to get that perfect shot. In North America, sales of these “selfie accessories” are set to increase from $518 million to $1.8 billion by 2025.

These insane numbers are fueled by social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. Everyone wants to have as many likes, shares, and followers as possible – today’s youth is seeing it as a never-ending game with a world full of competitors. However, this “game” has become increasingly dangerous.