Green Dot Bystander Intervention
No one has to do everything, everyone has to do something.
Green Dot creates safer colleges by inviting all members of the campus community to become allies in preventing power-based personal violence (sexual assault, domestic or dating/intimate partner violence and stalking). Using research-supported methods, Green Dot has a proven record in decreasing violence rates on campuses.
This program allows individuals to intervene in a manner that works best for them and for the situation.
Green Dot is about the choices we each make in every moment to make our communities safer through our behaviors, words, choices and attitudes.
Imagine acts of violence as red dots on a map. When nothing is done, the red dots grow and spread. However, the interventions (or 3Ds) can be seen as green dots, empowering bystanders to take action against potential power-based violence on campus.
The goal of this program is to build a culture that turns all the red dots into green dots, preventing acts of violence before they occur.
Building a Critical Mass Recommend a Campus Influencer for Green Dot
Based on social change theory, Green Dot's programming targets influential and respected individuals from across community subgroups to engage in a basic education program that equips them to integrate moments of prevention in everyday activities and relationships. By doing so, new norms will be introduced and those within their sphere of influence will be significantly influenced to move from passive agreement to active intervention.
Strategies include the 3Ds, a method that teaches individuals to respond in situations requiring both proactive behavior (doing things that will create an environment where these issues are less likely to happen) and reactive behavior (intervening when it appears that something violent could happen). If you see what is or could potentially become an act of power-based violence of any kind, check in and do a Green Dot!
I think the Green Dot Bystander training is important because it’s making students aware of many non-overt forms of power-based violence, while equipping students with strategies to confront them. Although I felt I knew a lot about the more obvious forms of power-based violence like domestic abuse and stalking - I still learned a lot from the program.
Green Dot is important on campus because it creates an atmosphere in which every Davidson student can recognize harmful behaviors and be good bystanders. Whether I distract, delegate, or directly get involved in a red dot situation, I know that I am keeping my fellow Davidson community safe.
Green Dot provides super relevant and important information about how to prevent sexual assault on Davidson’s campus both as an individual and as a part of larger campus organizations. Green Dot provides the opportunity for students can learn about how they can make a difference in creating a safer and more welcoming campus community, and I would encourage anyone to get involved and participate!
To find out other ways to get involved and for further inquiries about Green Dot, please contact our team!