In Dubuque, students learn about violence prevention with red and green dots

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- On Wednesday, students in Dubuque learned the difference between a red dot and a green dot situation.

Jefferson Middle School students taking a Green Dot Violence Prevention class on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Jefferson Middle School students took a Green Dot Violence Prevention Class.

It teaches them how to address potentially violent situations, which are called red dots.

Then they learn the best way to respond to violence, called green dots.

The class covered bullying, cyber bulling, dating violence, and sexual assault.

One student says she thinks she now knows how to best stop bullying when she sees it happening.

Treyrena Clark said, "I would try to step into the situation and get the person out and get them to step away so they're no longer in the situation they are in."

The Dubuque Community School District implemented the Green Dot program in all of their middle and high schools in 2012.

They are the first school district in the nation to implement this Green Dot program on such a broad scale.