What are the 3 Ds?

The 3 Ds stands for Direct, Delegate and Distract. These are the three main reactive green dot strategies when intervening in a potential red dot situation. It doesn’t matter which of the 3Ds you do, as long as you do something.


When you intervene in a situation by directly addressing those involved.


If you do not feel comfortable intervening yourself, you can ask someone else to help who may be more equipped.


You can indirectly intervene in a potential red dot situation by intentionally distracting those involved.

Watch this video for more information and examples of the 3 Ds: