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Case 350 - Nightclub bans selfie sticks

Issue

A media story reported that a nightclub had become the first in Britain to ban selfie sticks (the mobile phone accessory) over health and safety fears after seeing a surge in people bringing them along on nights out.

Panel opinion

The panel believe that it is entirely reasonable to ban the use of selfie sticks because of the potential to be a nuisance in crowded venues. It is unfortunate this one venue felt the need to add weight to a reasonable decision by quoting "health and safety" when there are no specific rules which apply in such a case.

2015-03-02