BROOKLYN - Selfies have dominated social media over the past year, and now they're being used as a fun way to spread the word about non-violence.

Selfies 4 Safety is a new campaign that encourages teens to snap their self-taken photographs to help prevent gun violence among youth in Crown Heights.

Teen members of the group Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets say they started taking selfies a few weeks ago and have been posting them with the hashtag “Selfies4Safety” in an effort to spread the message of peace.

Participants are encouraging everyone to take part. It's as easy as taking your own selfie and sharing it online with #Selfies4Safety.