Everyone has a vested interest in children and young people developing positive and respectful behaviours that promote safety for themselves and others.
Kia Kaha consists of a comprehensive range of anti-bullying resources to help children and young people learn and apply a range of safe practices that they can use when interacting with others.
Principals and Boards of Trustees are strongly encouraged to support Kia Kaha by establishing and regularly reviewing a child protection policy with explicit prevention and response procedures.
Learning activities in Kia Kaha should operate within a whole-school approach, for example the model described in the roadmap on the Bullying-Free NZ website:
- Download Bullying-Free NZ's whole school approach roadmap3 [69 KB, PNG]
- See a full explanation of each step of the roadmap: www.bullyingfree.nz/preventing-bullying/planning-to-prevent-bullying-within-a-whole-school-approach/
- an implementation booklet (PDF, 1.4MB)
- a comprehensive range of curriculum-linked, age-appropriate and evaluated learning activities available in the Resources section of the Schools Education portal
- School Community Officers (formerly called Police Education Officers) to support a parent evening, staff workshops, the occasional classroom lesson, and describe the programme to the Board
- the pamphlet Kia Kaha: Your community must stand strong against bullying (PDF, 789KB) which describes the Kia Kaha programme
- additional audio-visual teaching resources that are available from the School Community Officers.