Green Dot Training

As an active bystander, students should be comfortable making "green dot" decisions when faced with "red dot" incidents of power based personal violence (PBPV).

Red Dot

a moment in time where someone's words, choices, or actions contribute to PBPV

Green Dot

a moment in time when someone's words, choices, or actions reduce the likelihood that someone will be harmed by PBPV

How can I be a "Green Dot" bystander?

  • Texting a friend to see if they're okay
  • Telling someone you don't like their derogatory language
  • Calling Security (617-588-1355) or getting another administrator to interfere 
  • Reporting a confrontation 
  • Saying no
  • Spilling a drink to diffuse a tense situation


National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-hour hotlines and immediate help
800-799-SAFE (7233)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline
800-656-HOPE (4673)

Anti-Violence Project National Gay and Lesbian Task Force