Selfies 4 Safety campaign aims to prevent gun violence in Crown Heights

Teens from the group Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets are spreading the message of peace. (1/9/14)

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.

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

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