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Kia Kaha

Kia Kaha enables students to develop strategies for respectful relationships where bullying behaviours are not tolerated.


The Kia Kaha resources include:


Other resources

Police strongly recommend bullying prevention approaches in schools are developed in accordance with the advice provided by the cross-sector Bullying Prevention Advisory Group on the Bullying-Free NZ website. 

Police also recommend using teaching activities from the 2018 Bullying-Free NZ school activity pack, which although developed for Bullying-Free NZ Week, can be used at any time of the year. It contains:

The 2018 school activity pack includes the following:

  • Activities and initiatives that can be used with multiple age and class levels. These are designed to explore what bullying is, the types of bullying, and the feelings involved in a bullying incident; plus to help students think about who they can turn to for support. Schools can pick and choose the activities that will work best for them and their students. Each activity can be used as a stand-alone short task, or schools can combine several for a longer session.
  • A competition for schools, where students create, develop and promote bullying prevention messages through creative media, in line with this year’s theme Let’s Talk About It! Closing date for competition entries is 1 June 2018 (following Bullying-Free NZ Week).
  • Information for schools on media releases, developing polices, professional development ideas, a ‘whole school approach’ framework, and a catalogue of what’s in the Bullying-Free NZ school toolkit.

School-wide interventions

To address issues of bullying or online safety more deeply, schools could implement a school-wide intervention in partnership with Police.

Intervention plans

Two sample intervention plans that schools and Police can use as a guide to develop their own school-wide interventions:

Intervention narratives

Sample narrative (or case-study) done at the conclusion of the above online safety intervention:

Narratives (or case-studies) of completed bullying and cyber-bullying interventions: