KIVA Training

Course Provider: Dr Sue Evans

Aim

The philosophy underlying KiVa relates to the importance of understanding the social architecture of bullying. In order to reduce bullying we do not necessarily need to change the victims, making them ”less vulnerable”, but influencing the behaviour of bystanders can reduce the rewards gained by the bullies and consequently, their motivation to bully in the first place. However, the victims need to feel that they are heard and helped by the adults at school and the bullies need to be tackled for their unacceptable behaviour. KiVa is a school-based program for bullying prevention and intervention, developed in Finland and used widely across Europe.  KiVa should be adopted as a whole school approach.

Date Location Session
14 & 15 March 2017 Llandrindod All day

Key Learning Outcomes

It includes universal actions’ in the form of:

  • A classroom curriculum for Key stage two
  • Whole school assemblies, posters and other material to remind pupils that the school is a KiVa school
  • Online resources for teachers
  • Online resources for parents
  • Online resources for children, including KiVa games, to help pupils build strong and supportive relationships with each other and learn how to deal with bullying
  • An annual online survey to measure bullying and well being. Pupils complete the survey anonymously on line and the University of Turku provide feedback to individual schools each year
  • ‘Indicated actions’, which involve schools forming a KiVa team to deal with incidents of bullying in a structured way

There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given
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