Green Dot

The Green Dot Strategy

The Green Dot Strategy is an innovative approach to violence prevention. Green Dot harnesses the power of individual choices to shift social norms, resulting in broad-based culture change. Green Dot is based on a wealth of interdisciplinary research including social change theory, diffusion of innovation, communication, marketing, and bystander intervention.

What is a Green Dot?

A Green Dot is any choice, behavior, or action that promotes safety for everyone and communicates intolerance for interpersonal violence on and off campus. A Green Dot is ANYTHING you can do to make our community safer. Trainings will introduce red dots and green dots and what they may look like on our campus or in our community.

Types of Green Dots?

Green dots are divided into two categories: reactive and proactive. Reactive green dots are things people can do to intervene in a red dot situation. Proactive green dots are things people can do to prevent interpersonal violence from happening. In the trainings you will learn more about reactive and proactive green dots, the 3 D's of bystander intervention, and how you can become an active bystander on campus and in your community.

Green Dot Inspires Hope

At the college and community levels, Green Dot engages students and staff members in honest and open conversations about barriers to action and realistic solutions. Green Dot is infused with hope for a different future where violence is not inevitable, helping individuals understand how their individual choices can have a lasting, positive impact.

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Green Dot was created by Alteristic