Welcome to KiVa school!

KiVa is an innovative school-based antibullying program which has been developed using cutting-edge research on bullying and its mechanisms

Prevention, intervention, and monitoring

KiVa is an evidence-based program to prevent bullying and to tackle the cases of bullying effectively. The former is crucial but also the latter is important, as no prevention efforts will make bullying disappear once and for all; there need to be tools to be utilized when a case of bullying comes to light. The third aspect of KiVa is constant monitoring of the situation in one’s school 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.

The main components of KiVa

The KiVa programme includes both targeted actions to prevent the phenomenon and to deal with identified cases of harassment. During the school year, prevention actions in the form of KiVa lessons will be delivered by teachers in P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5 classes. KiVa coordinator ensure the implementation of general actions and community events for all students in the school. These actions consist of a number of initiatives aimed at influencing group norms, teaching all children to behave constructively and responsibly, refraining from encouraging bullying and helping potential victims.

Measures in individual cases of bullying

The KiVa programme not only focuses on preventing harassment, but also deals with individual cases of harassment as effectively as possible. Our school has a KiVa Team consisting of at least teachers or other adults. In the team, members are familiar with measures to deal with individual cases of bullying. They function as experts on issues related to bullying in their school.

Material for teachers, students and parents

KiVa includes an extensive amount of material for teachers, students and parents including e.g. teachers’ manuals, videos, online games, KiVa student and staff surveys, posters, vests and parent’s guide.

For more information, please visit the KiVa website :  https://www.kivaprogram.net/

For the parents’ guide visit  : https://www.kivaprogram.net/parents-guide/

Everyone has a role to play in preventing harassment.

KiVa is not meant to be a one-year project, but a permanent part of the school’s antibullying work


Useful resources


KiVa golden rules

  1. We treat everyone with respect
  2. Together we will make the class a group which everyone enjoys being a part of
  3. We do not bully others
  4. We will fight hidden bullying
  5. We will not join in on bullying or reinforce the bully
  6. We will support and defend the person being bullied
  7. We will all tell someone about bullying