Breaking the Silence: This is Why Every College is Talking About Bystander Intervention
Hundreds of research studies have shown that thousands in the US and around the world are victims of sexual assault, partner violence, stalking or child abuse every year. Each incident hurts us all. These acts of violence are like red dots covering a map, much like an epidemic spreading out of control if not stopped. But, we CAN stop violence and you are a part of the solution.Through your words, your choices and your actions in any given moment, you can add a “green dot” to our map – displacing a red dot – and making a difference.
A “Green Dot” symbolizes a single moment in time that can be used to end perpetration or support victims of violence. Adding a green dot will increase community safety for everyone. If each of us adds 1 or 2 or 5 or 100 green dots – we will end the perpetration of violence – one green dot at a time.