“The Green Dot strategy is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influences across all levels of the socioecological model.”

In other words the Green Dot views all members of the community as bystanders who have the potential to change the world.  Although you may not think it, using your voice to change one moment in time has the potential to help change the future and the world.  This is something that could create the opposite effect the bystander effect creates.

The action of commanding or leading a group of people or an organization.

What makes a good Leader?



Positive Attitude

Ability to Inspire

Who can be a Leader?

Anyone who possesses any of these attributes can be a Leader.  You may be a leader and not even know it. You can be a Leader in your own life, family, group of friends, class, career, community or the world.  Don't be afraid to lead, stand up to conformity and be a Leader.

"The phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress."

Major factors

1. Diffusion of responsibility when others are present

2. Need to behave in correct and socially acceptable ways 


Prevention: Knowledge and understanding 

"Type of social influence involving a change in belief or behavior in order to fit in with a group"

Types of conformity

1. Normative: yielding to group pressure; need to fit in 

2. Compliance: publicly changing behavior to fit in