The Main Components of KiVa

Prevention, intervention, and monitoring

KiVa is an evidence-based program designed to prevent bullying and to tackle cases of bullying effectively. Both aspects are important, as no prevention efforts will make bullying disappear once and for all; schools need tools to use when a case of bullying comes to light. The third aspect of KiVa is constant monitoring of the school's situation and the changes taking place over time; this is enabled by the online tools included in KiVa. These tools produce annual feedback for each school about their implementation of the program as well as the outcomes obtained. 


Classroom lessons that change attitudes and behaviours; increase student empathy and understanding; and develop strategies and confidence to move from being a bystander to a defender. 

There are direct links to the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC), KiVa will enhance your school activities and the delivery of your school-based curriculum.


A trained school KiVa team follows a proven process when bullying incidents are identified. The process is targeted specifically to the children and adolescents who have been involved in bullying as perpetrators or victims, as well as to several classmates who are challenged to support the victim. 


The annual student surveys are one of the tools that give a school information on their current situation and how it changes over time. The KiVa team gather information on frequency of referrals and rates of success over time.