GreenDot at EKU
Green Dot @ EKU works to prevent violence and to improve the safety of the campus community. The presentations focus on how bystanders can intervene in troubling situations to stop dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking when they see it.
“A green dot is any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that promotes safety for all of our citizens and communicates utter intolerance for violence.”
There are three major categories of reactive green dots: Direct, Distract, and Delegate.
Direct: Maybe you are comfortable stepping in when you see a red dot occurring or about to occur. Examples include not letting your friend go off with a stranger when going out etc.
Distract: Creating a diversion to prevent the red dot from happening. Examples include spilling a drink on your friend if you witness that they are about to go off with a stranger, asking for directions, and using small talk.
Delegate: Getting someone to intervene if you witness a red dot. Examples include calling the police, RA, and etc.
Information for this post was obtained from GreenDot @ EKU.
Published on January 01, 2015