Bystander Intervention can make a difference
What is Green Dot UCF?
Green Dot is a bystander intervention initiative that recognizes that most people care about the high prevalence of power-based personal violence but don’t have the tools to know how to be part of the solution. Green Dot seeks to change the culture by activating people that may not have been directly impacted by power-based personal violence. We recognize that power-based personal violence prevention is everyone’s responsibility.
Green uses the concept of displacing Red Dots (potential/real acts of violence) with Green Dots (actions taken to eliminate/ prevent Red Dots). Actions could be reactive or proactive. Reactive Green Dots are in the moment and immediately responding to a Red Dot. A proactive Green Dot are actions we take to let others know we do not tolerate violence in our UCF community.