Why choose KiVa?

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:

Find out more about KiVa in NZ schools or register your school

KiVa and its logo are Registered Trademarks of the University of Turku in Finland. Victoria University of Wellington is the Official License Partner for New Zealand