KiVa at your International School
- the evidence-based anti-bullying program for primary and secondary education -
KiVa is the evidence-based anti-bullying program for primary and secondary schools. The program does not stop at its anti-bullying function. It has also proved effective on social-emotional learning with children.
If you are looking for a program that:
has a positive approach when it comes to tackling bullying and social behavior;
teaches children how to identify bullying and how to discuss it;
allows children to make mistakes and learn from them;
takes preventive measures instead of solely curative measures;
allows teachers to use their own knowledge and expertise to use the materials;
then, KiVa is the right fit for your school.
What are the origins of KiVa?
Originally, KiVa was an anti-bullying program, developed by the University of Turku in Finland. The effectiveness of KiVa has been proved by a large number of studies in different countries all over the world, including the Netherlands. Research about KiVa and its effects is something that continues to be relevant. Additionally, KiVa is very well suited as a programme to create positive groups. Recent studies show KiVa has positive effects on raising empathy among children, schoolwellbeing, trust in classmates and the schoolclimate. In addition, a cost-benefit analysis of KiVa shows that KiVa is worth its investment, in short and long-term contexts.
KiVa is a program that is designed to be a permanent part of the school culture. It is something that is not only relevant inside the classroom, but also in the schoolyard and at home. That’s why the program is constantly researched, developed and expanded to further respond to societal developments and requirements for schools.
Perfect fit with International Schools in the Netherlands.
KiVa is a perfect fit for international schools in the Netherlands. Why?
It embraces the differences that children have and helps them understand those differences but also find similarities.
It focuses on forming groups in the beginning of the year and establishes valuable tools for children to use in these groups.
The program has been proven to work in schools in different countries, which means it is flexible to use for each school system.
If you wish to be in touch with one of our KiVa-instructors to discuss the content of KiVa more in depth, we can arrange this. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or request an information package via the link.