Kia Kaha is a school based programe that aims to help schools create environments where all members of the community feel safe, valued and respected and bullying cannot flourish.
The programme objectives are:
- Students, parents, caregivers and teachers recognise that bullying and harassment are unacceptable and will take steps to see that it does not occur in their school.
- Students, parents, caregivers and teachers will work together to create a safe learning environment, based on mutual respect, tolerance and a respect for diversity.
School years 0-3 Building a safe and happy classroom
The site provides a wide range of resources and links, including guildines for dealing with bullying situations. The Kia Kaha programme is supported by New Zealand Police and Telecom and was developed in association with Group Special Education. Police education officers of the Youth Education Service (YES) can be contacted at local police stations to work in partnership with teachers to develop a school programme.