Council Members, who are part of the ‘Hood Caucus,’ roll out plan to tackle social media usage and gun violence

A group of New York City Council Members representing southeast Queens and the Bronx has introduced a package of bills that aims to address social media addiction and gun violence. 

The bills call on the city to study the effects of social media on the mental health of adolescents; develop violence prevention programs for young New Yorkers; and establish a non-emergency gun violence hotline.