Green Dot Training - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

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