KiVa information about indicated actions

Bullying is a major problem worldwide and Greece is no exception. The definition of bullying is when an individual or a group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people who feel helpless to respond. Bullying can continue over time, is often hidden from adults, and will probably continue if no action is taken.

The European School of Heraklion is committed to providing students a safe learning environment that respects the dignity of all. In response to this, we decided to implement the KiVa antibullying program, which has been evaluated in Finland and other European countries, showing preventive effects on victimization and self- reported bullying.

Kiva intervention policy consists of :

  1. Individual discussion with KiVa team member/s
    1. With the pupil not feeling at ease within the group: Pupil describes the situation and the KiVa team member shows that s/he is there to help.
    2. With the other pupils involved: Pupil is asked what s/he could do to improve the situation where another pupil isn’t feeling at ease. The things which have been suggested and agreed on are noted.
    3. After 1-2 weeks: KiVa team will have an individual follow –up talk with pupils involved: Has the situation changed for the better? When the KiVa team starts individual discussions, it means that the KiVa team takes care of your child’s case. The KiVa team will guide the puils to find positive solutions by themselves. There’s no need to be worried if you don’t have more detailed information about the case after the notification e-mail. The KiVa team works in cooperation with the class teacher.
      If however you have questions concerning the case of your child, you can contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. Individual discussion between the class teacher/principal teacher and classmates who could help the pupil in question. If appropriate, the class/teacher principal teacher can ask if the pupil’s classmates could act in a positive way to help and support the pupil who is either feeling ill, at ease, or being bullied.

The KiVa team doesn’t accuse or punish anyone, but helps to develop empathy and positive solutions. For more info regarding the program you can contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..