Green Dot Bystander Home
Blackpool is the first place in the country to launch the Green Dot safety campaign urging people not to look the other way when they see bad behavior and we want you to join us on this exciting opportunity to make a real change within our town. Together we can make Blackpool a place where everyone feels safe and supported by encouraging everyone to be active bystanders and stand up against violence.
What Is Green Dot?
The Green Dot programme is a community driven violence prevention strategy that depends on the power of bystanders to prevent and reduce violence in our town and shift social and cultural norms. It equips people with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to identify, intervene and report power-based personal violence.
The programme uses the analogy of a green dot to illustrate small actions and positive behaviours. A green dot is any choice, behaviour, attitude, or statement that expresses intolerance of bullying, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/partner violence and stalking on-line or in person. These green dots add up, creating a culture of intolerance to violence.
In light of increasing media coverage and disclosures, it is clear, that now more than ever, that as a community we are in need of support and guidance to safely and effectively intervene to prevent incidents like this from happening.
Introduction to the Green Dot Campaign
- Find out more/Training -we have a number of free training events for both the community and businesses from introductory sessions to skill based workshops that you can attend to equip you with the skills and confidence to make a difference and be an active bystander
- Spread the word - share our campaign in your workplace, on social media and with your friends and family to help us reach more people.
Get in Touch
Do you have questions? want to book training or just want to get involved? Contact us
Jump on board and let’s cover Blackpool in Green Dots - every action counts, and every dot matters, even small acts can have a big impact!
“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that; then I realised I was somebody”