KiVa cut bullying in Finnish schools by teaching children the role of groups in perpetuating bullying, the importance of empathising with victims, and how to support the bullied. Where bullying does occur, a team of three teachers trained by KiVa instructors engage victims and bullies in discussions to resolve outstanding issues. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Culture and Education, KiVa now operates in hundreds of schools across Finland and cut bullying by 20% in a large randomised controlled trial covering 117 schools.
KiVa cut bullying by 20% in intervention schools compared to control according to one large randomised controlled trial in the first nine months of implementation. The effect of KiVa is cumulative: according to its founder, bullying in KiVa schools in Finland has fallen by around half since large-scale roll-out in 2009. Verbal, physical and cyber bullying all fell. Positive effects on academic attainment were also recorded. KiVa …
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