The effectiveness of KiVa has been shown in a large randomised controlled trial conducted in Finland as well as in research from New Zealand and other countries globally.
Key highlights from the New Zealand results are:
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
The benefits of KiVa are far reaching. With KiVa’s whole-school approach targeting students in years 2 to 10, the benefits extend beyond the impacted students to the entire school and the wider community:
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