KiVa in New Zealand
KiVa was introduced to New Zealand in 2014 and is now active in more than 40 schools across the country, supporting children from Years 2 - 10 to proactively manage bullying.
Learn more about the KiVa experience in a New Zealand school, in the words of students and staff: https://vimeo.com/305864597
The effectiveness of KiVa has been shown in a large randomised controlled trial conducted in Finland and research in New Zealand and other countries globally.
Key highlights of the New Zealand results are outlined below:
When evaluating various bullying prevention programmes, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) acknowledged KiVa’s success in reducing bullying in schools as the only approach which resulted in a significant impact.
“The majority of studies evaluating bullying prevention programmes find a positive impact. But in most cases, the impact is modest. Randomised control trials found that the KiVa programme had a significant impact on reducing the incidence of bullying, and also made a difference in students’ attitudes towards bullies and victims.”
PISA 2015 Results (Volume III) Students' Well-Being
Find out about KiVa effectiveness in Finland and globally