For parents and educators

For safe and secure use of LINE by minors,
Here we present LINE’s features, the concepts and initiatives to prevent trouble.

LINE is a messaging app used worldwide, with a strong presence in Asia.

We started the service after the earthquake that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011, to respond to the demand for a global communication tool that could deepen our relations with those important to us such as family, friends and lovers, and strengthen our bonds with them. Today, about one out of every two people in Japan use LINE. LINE is an app to enjoy communication limited to people you know, similar to traditional telephone and email. Please check LINE’s features and initiatives to enable safe, secure use by students.

*1 Also available on PCs. *2 Internet data charges (packet charges) will apply according to your mobile phone carrier. Subscription to fixed packet services or use of Wi-fi are recommended.

LINE’s main features

Chat, Group Chat, Voice Call, Video Call

Chat

You can communicate in writing with your friends. LINE has various features to make the communication more fun such as “Stickers” that convey one’s feelings through illustrations. You can also send pictures, movies, audio and location information. By sending pictures or location information of a meeting place, communication can be made even smoother.

You can communicate in writing with your friends. LINE has various features to make the communication more fun such as “Stickers” that convey one’s feelings through illustrations. You can also send pictures, movies, audio and location information. By sending pictures or location information of a meeting place, communication can be made even smoother.

Group Chat

You can chat in groups on LINE. When you need to contact multiple persons, you can use LINE Group Chat to contact them all at once. You can make groups for various uses, such as groups of close friends and groups of friends with the same hobby for group activities. A maximum of 500 people can currently participate in a single group.

You can chat in groups on LINE. When you need to contact multiple persons, you can use LINE Group Chat to contact them all at once. You can make groups for various uses, such as groups of close friends and groups of friends with the same hobby for group activities. A maximum of 500 people can currently participate in a single group.

Voice Call, Video Call

You can make clear, high-quality voice and video calls. They use the internet instead of telephone lines, and are free of charge. You can also make voice and video calls between multiple users.

You can make clear, high-quality voice and video calls. They use the internet instead of telephone lines, and are free of charge. You can also make voice and video calls between multiple users.

“Read” feature, stickers

“Read” feature

When a message is read, “Read” automatically appears on the sender’s screen. This feature lets you know when your message is read, even without receiving a reply.

When a message is read, “Read” automatically appears on the sender’s screen. This feature lets you know when your message is read, even without receiving a reply.

Stickers

Stickers can convey emotions that cannot be conveyed only in writing and allow you to express yourself more directly. Expressive stickers make communication more fun and richer.

Stickers can convey emotions that cannot be conveyed only in writing and allow you to express yourself more directly. Expressive stickers make communication more fun and richer.

Timeline

About Timeline

Timeline allows you to share your news with text, pictures, videos or stickers and check your friends’ news. Unlike Chat or Group Chat, Timeline does not necessarily require another person. It is a personal communication space similar to other general social networks where you can write about your day or hobby. You can communicate with other LINE users from around the world, but you can choose with whom you want to share your posts and hide posts that you don’t want to see.

Timeline allows you to share your news with text, pictures, videos or stickers and check your friends’ news. Unlike Chat or Group Chat, Timeline does not necessarily require another person. It is a personal communication space similar to other general social networks where you can write about your day or hobby. You can communicate with other LINE users from around the world, but you can choose with whom you want to share your posts and hide posts that you don’t want to see.

Friend List

What is a “friend” on LINE?

People whom you can chat with and call through LINE are called “friends.” There are two main ways to add friends: automatically using their phone numbers registered in your phone contacts, or manually. You can manage friends using features such as “Block,” “Hide” and “Delete.”

People whom you can chat with and call through LINE are called “friends.” There are two main ways to add friends: automatically using their phone numbers registered in your phone contacts, or manually. You can manage friends using features such as “Block,” “Hide” and “Delete.”

LINE’s safety initiatives

Basic concept

Three aspects that protect the safety of minors

To reduce risks that come with the internet to an acceptable level, LINE conducts safety initiatives from three aspects: human, society and technology. For example these three aspects apply to a car as follows.
Human: Driver’s license system, safety lectures, etc.
Society: Road Traffic Act, emergency medical care system, etc.
Technology: Improvement of the car’s performance, crossings to separate pedestrians and vehicles, etc.

Based on this concept, LINE conducts the following initiatives to protect the safety of minors when communicating online.
Human: Netiquette awareness activities (lectures and workshops in schools, etc.)
Society: Implementation of LINE’s self-initiated regulations
Technology: Restriction of LINE ID settings and search for users under 18 years old, use of filtering

In this way, LINE aims to raise awareness on netiquette, improve the app’s features and involve society in order to create a safe internet environment for minors.

To reduce risks that come with the internet to an acceptable level, LINE conducts safety initiatives from three aspects: human, society and technology. For example these three aspects apply to a car as follows.
Human: Driver’s license system, safety lectures, etc.
Society: Road Traffic Act, emergency medical care system, etc.
Technology: Improvement of the car’s performance, crossings to separate pedestrians and vehicles, etc.

Based on this concept, LINE conducts the following initiatives to protect the safety of minors when communicating online.
Human: Netiquette awareness activities (lectures and workshops in schools, etc.)
Society: Implementation of LINE’s self-initiated regulations
Technology: Restriction of LINE ID settings and search for users under 18 years old, use of filtering

In this way, LINE aims to raise awareness on netiquette, improve the app’s features and involve society in order to create a safe internet environment for minors.

Features restricted by age information

Users under 18 years old or whose age is not verified cannot be searched for by ID

LINE ID Search is not available for users under 18 years old or whose age is not verified. Users who make their IDs public are often from external services not approved by LINE (ID exchange for dating, forums/apps for finding friends, etc.)

LINE implements the following measures in this regard.
・Clear prohibition in the Terms and Conditions of Use
・Publication of alerts on the official blog and website
・Request of service termination to external service providers
・Restriction of ID Search for users under 18 years old

Age verification method ( Japan only )
LINE verifies age based on the mobile phone carrier’s user registration information. ID Search will not be available to users who are not confirmed to be at least 18 years old.
<Note 1> LINE uses the age verification service of the mobile phone carrier to verify whether a user is at least 18 years old. (User’s birthday will not be shared with LINE.)
<Note 2> The user’s information, and not the contractor’s information, is used to verify age. To enable correct age verification, parents must register their children as a “user” at the mobile phone carrier.

LINE ID Search is not available for users under 18 years old or whose age is not verified. Users who make their IDs public are often from external services not approved by LINE (ID exchange for dating, forums/apps for finding friends, etc.)

LINE implements the following measures in this regard.
・Clear prohibition in the Terms and Conditions of Use
・Publication of alerts on the official blog and website
・Request of service termination to external service providers
・Restriction of ID Search for users under 18 years old

Age verification method ( Japan only )
LINE verifies age based on the mobile phone carrier’s user registration information. ID Search will not be available to users who are not confirmed to be at least 18 years old.
<Note 1> LINE uses the age verification service of the mobile phone carrier to verify whether a user is at least 18 years old. (User’s birthday will not be shared with LINE.)
<Note 2> The user’s information, and not the contractor’s information, is used to verify age. To enable correct age verification, parents must register their children as a “user” at the mobile phone carrier.

Reporting feature

Restrict the use by annoying users

When receiving messages from non-friends, an alert as well as “Block” and “Report” buttons will appear, allowing users to immediately report annoying messages from unknown users. When a report is made LINE receives the 100 latest messages and information of the reported user, and if they are judged inappropriate, restricts such user’s ability to use LINE. Users can also report people already registered as their friends by going to “Settings” on the chat or group chat screen and clicking “Report.”

When receiving messages from non-friends, an alert as well as “Block” and “Report” buttons will appear, allowing users to immediately report annoying messages from unknown users. When a report is made LINE receives the 100 latest messages and information of the reported user, and if they are judged inappropriate, restricts such user’s ability to use LINE. Users can also report people already registered as their friends by going to “Settings” on the chat or group chat screen and clicking “Report.”

Cases of trouble by minors

Case 1 of trouble by minors: Trouble caused by being friends with unknown people

Use Block and Report features to avoid being friends with unknown people

・Got involved in crimes or accidents after contacting unknown people and meeting them in real life.
・Gave personal information to unknown people, who then came to the house, made prank calls or requested money in exchange for personal information.

・Got involved in crimes or accidents after contacting unknown people and meeting them in real life.
・Gave personal information to unknown people, who then came to the house, made prank calls or requested money in exchange for personal information.

Case 2 of trouble by minors: Bullying in groups of school friends or other friends

Have fun communicating while taking others’ feelings into consideration

・Bad-mouthed and slandered in multiple-user chats (Group Chats)
・Removed from Group Chats and left out
・Exposed because of pictures and private information shared by friends in Chats and Timeline

・Bad-mouthed and slandered in multiple-user chats (Group Chats)
・Removed from Group Chats and left out
・Exposed because of pictures and private information shared by friends in Chats and Timeline

Case 3 of trouble by minors: Trouble with spammers

Do not respond to information you don’t know about

・False billing after signing up for membership, etc. according to message sent by spammers
・Started receiving spam in LINE and other general addresses after signing up for a membership or replying to spam with personal information

・False billing after signing up for membership, etc. according to message sent by spammers
・Started receiving spam in LINE and other general addresses after signing up for a membership or replying to spam with personal information

Measures to prevent trouble

Avoiding Trouble

Parental controls

Parental controls allow parents and guardians to manage what internet content their children can and cannot access. Mobile carriers and operating systems (OS) offer different parental controls, such as filtering services that can screen and restrict specific types of online content based on certain criteria, and ones that can restrict usage time or access to particular apps.
We recommend using parental controls to create a safe online environment for your child.
You can contact your mobile carrier, Apple, or Google for more information on how to set up parental controls on your device.

Parental controls allow parents and guardians to manage what internet content their children can and cannot access. Mobile carriers and operating systems (OS) offer different parental controls, such as filtering services that can screen and restrict specific types of online content based on certain criteria, and ones that can restrict usage time or access to particular apps.
We recommend using parental controls to create a safe online environment for your child.
You can contact your mobile carrier, Apple, or Google for more information on how to set up parental controls on your device.

Important announcement: LINE's age rating changes to 12+

LINE will change the age rating for the iOS version of the LINE app to 12+ to ensure minors can use the LINE app safely. This means that parents and guardians will be able to use iOS's parental controls to manage their child's LINE use.
The new 12+ rating for the iOS (iPhone) version of LINE will take effect from December 2019.*1
While the new rating doesn't bar all children under 12, we encourage younger users to talk with their families and get permission first before using LINE.

■ Setting up parental controls (iOS)
If your iOS (iPhone) device has age restrictions set to either 4+ or 9+ when the new age rating takes effect from December 2019,*1 you will find the LINE app is restricted. Take this opportunity to check your device settings if you wish to continue using LINE.
*1 This date is subject to change. LINE will send out a separate announcement after the rating is actually changed.
More information can be found on our blog.
▶ http://official-blog.line.me/en/archives/1075976199.html

LINE will change the age rating for the iOS version of the LINE app to 12+ to ensure minors can use the LINE app safely. This means that parents and guardians will be able to use iOS's parental controls to manage their child's LINE use.
The new 12+ rating for the iOS (iPhone) version of LINE will take effect from December 2019.*1
While the new rating doesn't bar all children under 12, we encourage younger users to talk with their families and get permission first before using LINE.

■ Setting up parental controls (iOS)
If your iOS (iPhone) device has age restrictions set to either 4+ or 9+ when the new age rating takes effect from December 2019,*1 you will find the LINE app is restricted. Take this opportunity to check your device settings if you wish to continue using LINE.
*1 This date is subject to change. LINE will send out a separate announcement after the rating is actually changed.
More information can be found on our blog.
▶ http://official-blog.line.me/en/archives/1075976199.html

Filtering services

Japanese law generally obligates parents and guardians to use filtering services (services which use a set of criteria to identify and restrict inappropriate online content) on smartphones owned by children under 18.
We recommend using filtering services to help ensure your child has a safe online experience.
If you want to allow your child to use LINE, you may need to adjust your service's settings. Visit your mobile carrier's website to check your current settings and for more information on how to set up or remove permissions.

Japanese law generally obligates parents and guardians to use filtering services (services which use a set of criteria to identify and restrict inappropriate online content) on smartphones owned by children under 18.
We recommend using filtering services to help ensure your child has a safe online experience.
If you want to allow your child to use LINE, you may need to adjust your service's settings. Visit your mobile carrier's website to check your current settings and for more information on how to set up or remove permissions.

How to “think” and “use” to prevent trouble

Preventive measures to be taken at home and school

It is important for adults to know about online manners and how to use LINE first to prevent trouble by minors. Please teach the children how to “think” and “use” LINE at home and in schools: tell them how to arrange their settings to avoid trouble, and talk with them about communication manners and risks on the internet.

How to think
・Let them know that there are dangerous people who target young people who don’t have much knowledge or life experience.
・Let them know that you don’t want them to do something that would make loved ones around them, including parents, sad.
・Explain online manners and their importance.

How to use
・Sign up and make the settings together to teach them how to use LINE.
・Tell them to use LINE only with their friends and people they know.
・Tell them to ignore spams.
・Tell them that it is important to have consideration for their friends and not put pressure on them when they don’t reply even when a message is marked as “Read.”

It is important for adults to know about online manners and how to use LINE first to prevent trouble by minors. Please teach the children how to “think” and “use” LINE at home and in schools: tell them how to arrange their settings to avoid trouble, and talk with them about communication manners and risks on the internet.

How to think
・Let them know that there are dangerous people who target young people who don’t have much knowledge or life experience.
・Let them know that you don’t want them to do something that would make loved ones around them, including parents, sad.
・Explain online manners and their importance.

How to use
・Sign up and make the settings together to teach them how to use LINE.
・Tell them to use LINE only with their friends and people they know.
・Tell them to ignore spams.
・Tell them that it is important to have consideration for their friends and not put pressure on them when they don’t reply even when a message is marked as “Read.”

Initiatives for safe online communication by minors

Original lectures and development of workshop teaching materials

As part of its safety and security initiatives, LINE gives lectures to elementary, junior high and high school pupils/students, their parents and teachers around Japan to raise awareness on internet literacy. LINE places a particular importance on awareness education, which makes children “think by themselves” on their communication methods and relationship with the internet, and develops and implements workshop teaching materials in cooperation with university professors specialized in educational technology and class design.

As part of its safety and security initiatives, LINE gives lectures to elementary, junior high and high school pupils/students, their parents and teachers around Japan to raise awareness on internet literacy. LINE places a particular importance on awareness education, which makes children “think by themselves” on their communication methods and relationship with the internet, and develops and implements workshop teaching materials in cooperation with university professors specialized in educational technology and class design.

Concept of lectures and workshops conducted by LINE

Concept of LINE’s original internet literacy awareness activities

We develop the contents of lectures and the workshops, and conduct awareness activities based on the original concepts to solve the issues of traditional netiquette education.

We develop the contents of lectures and the workshops, and conduct awareness activities based on the original concepts to solve the issues of traditional netiquette education.

Traditional netiquette education

1. Teacher-to-students lecture-type class
(Present) Lecturers give “knowledge” to students in a one-sided manner.
(Issue) Just giving knowledge does not lead to a change in behavior.
→ This is especially true in behavior related to “communication trouble.”

2. Presentation of cases of trouble
(Present) The main aim is to scare the children by presenting cases that are overly serious.
(Issue) Children often perceive cases that are too extraordinary as “someone else’s problem.”

3. Creation of rules
(Present) Schools and governmental organizations make “rules” to promote appropriate use of the internet
(Issue) Making “rules” may become the goal, without the rules being properly applied.

1. Teacher-to-students lecture-type class
(Present) Lecturers give “knowledge” to students in a one-sided manner.
(Issue) Just giving knowledge does not lead to a change in behavior.
→ This is especially true in behavior related to “communication trouble.”

2. Presentation of cases of trouble
(Present) The main aim is to scare the children by presenting cases that are overly serious.
(Issue) Children often perceive cases that are too extraordinary as “someone else’s problem.”

3. Creation of rules
(Present) Schools and governmental organizations make “rules” to promote appropriate use of the internet
(Issue) Making “rules” may become the goal, without the rules being properly applied.

Internet literacy activities practiced by LINE

1. “Student-centered” class
・Class programs are created based on the view that pupils/students hold the answer.
・Dialogue between pupils/students is prioritized especially in workshop-style classes.

2. Provision of materials that students feel close to
・Familiar cases are presented (friends who don’t reply quickly, endless conversation, etc.).
・Students learn how to prevent trouble as well as what to do when they are involved in trouble, on a case study basis.

3. Focus on “thinking”
・Cases that do not have an answer are presented so that students can get to know various opinions and values.
・Shift from sharing of knowledge to sharing of “opinions”

1. “Student-centered” class
・Class programs are created based on the view that pupils/students hold the answer.
・Dialogue between pupils/students is prioritized especially in workshop-style classes.

2. Provision of materials that students feel close to
・Familiar cases are presented (friends who don’t reply quickly, endless conversation, etc.).
・Students learn how to prevent trouble as well as what to do when they are involved in trouble, on a case study basis.

3. Focus on “thinking”
・Cases that do not have an answer are presented so that students can get to know various opinions and values.
・Shift from sharing of knowledge to sharing of “opinions”

LINE’s initiative 1: Awareness lectures (pupils/students, teachers, parents)

Free lectures and workshops in schools across Japan

LINE Corporation gives lectures and workshops for pupils/students, teachers and parents in schools across Japan, on topics such as “What to be careful of and think about when using the internet” for elementary (upper grades), junior high and high school students and “Presentation of LINE and the precautions when children use the internet” for teachers and parents. Since the creation of a specialized department in 2014, LINE has given over 5,000 lectures and workshops (2014-2017) including over 2,500 lectures and workshops in 2017 alone.

LINE Corporation gives lectures and workshops for pupils/students, teachers and parents in schools across Japan, on topics such as “What to be careful of and think about when using the internet” for elementary (upper grades), junior high and high school students and “Presentation of LINE and the precautions when children use the internet” for teachers and parents. Since the creation of a specialized department in 2014, LINE has given over 5,000 lectures and workshops (2014-2017) including over 2,500 lectures and workshops in 2017 alone.

LINE’s initiative 2: Development of manga textbook

Manga that makes students decode visual information, instead of only reading for understanding

The manga textbook aims to make the students decode information from facial expressions and gestures instead of simply reading and understanding. The students can develop the capacity to identify problems by decoding the illustrations and finding actions that can cause trouble.
Teachers and parents can encourage them to comment freely on the manga and compare it with real-life situations. This can also reveal how the students use LINE and build relationships with others, which may be unknown to teachers and parents.

The manga textbook aims to make the students decode information from facial expressions and gestures instead of simply reading and understanding. The students can develop the capacity to identify problems by decoding the illustrations and finding actions that can cause trouble.
Teachers and parents can encourage them to comment freely on the manga and compare it with real-life situations. This can also reveal how the students use LINE and build relationships with others, which may be unknown to teachers and parents.

LINE’s initiative 3: SNS Tokyo Note

Joint development of the netiquette textbook “SNS Tokyo Note” with Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education

LINE concluded a partnership agreement with Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education on March 30, 2016, with the aim of teaching information literacy/ethics to pupils/students and preventing communication trouble. Joint research regarding effective teaching methods and supplement materials for information literacy/ethics was conducted, which led to the development of “SNS Tokyo Note.” This textbook, which allows the pupils/students to learn about netiquette on their own, was distributed for pupils/students in all public schools in Tokyo at the end of March 2017 and is currently in use.

LINE concluded a partnership agreement with Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education on March 30, 2016, with the aim of teaching information literacy/ethics to pupils/students and preventing communication trouble. Joint research regarding effective teaching methods and supplement materials for information literacy/ethics was conducted, which led to the development of “SNS Tokyo Note.” This textbook, which allows the pupils/students to learn about netiquette on their own, was distributed for pupils/students in all public schools in Tokyo at the end of March 2017 and is currently in use.

LINE’s initiative 4: Shizuoka Social Network Manner-Up Joint Research Project

Launch of “Shizuoka Social Network Manner-Up Joint Research Project”

Under the industry-academia-government partnership, LINE gives training to university students majoring in education and dispatches them to elementary schools to give Japan’s first-of-its-kind information literacy/ethics education. For the specific initiatives, the students of Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University, give information literacy/ethics education instead of school teachers. In addition to teaching methods they learn at the university, they receive the instructor training program developed based on the knowledge and experience through past awareness activities provided by LINE Corporation nationwide for proper use of internet by pupils/students. They then give classes in municipal elementary and junior high schools in Shizuoka City upon request.

Under the industry-academia-government partnership, LINE gives training to university students majoring in education and dispatches them to elementary schools to give Japan’s first-of-its-kind information literacy/ethics education. For the specific initiatives, the students of Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University, give information literacy/ethics education instead of school teachers. In addition to teaching methods they learn at the university, they receive the instructor training program developed based on the knowledge and experience through past awareness activities provided by LINE Corporation nationwide for proper use of internet by pupils/students. They then give classes in municipal elementary and junior high schools in Shizuoka City upon request.

LINE’s initiative 5: Survey on how youths actually use the internet

Joint survey on the actual use of the internet with administrative organizations

Since fiscal year 2016, LINE Corporation has conducted large-scale surveys on the actual use of the internet by youths in cooperation with Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education and Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education. Using the surveys, LINE aims to improve its awareness activities and conduct research on how to prevent trouble caused by the use of the internet.

Overview of the “surveys on the use of the internet by the youth”

■ FY2016 survey
Subject: (First survey) 64,031 students in all prefectural high schools (including 1 branch school) and junior high schools and some special needs schools in Kanagawa Prefecture; 6,509 pupils/students in public high schools, junior high schools and elementary schools in Tokyo
(Second survey) 6,674 pupils/students in public high schools, junior high schools and elementary schools in Tokyo
Method: Written questionnaire
Period: (First survey) June – September 2016
(Second survey) December 2016 – January 2017
Final report: https://linecorp.com/ja/csr/newslist/ja/2017/103

■ FY2017 survey
Target: Students in 11 high schools among 142 prefectural high schools in Kanagawa Prefecture (4,807 students)
Method: Written questionnaire
Period: July – August 2017
Final report: https://linecorp.com/ja/csr/newslist/ja/2018/156

Since fiscal year 2016, LINE Corporation has conducted large-scale surveys on the actual use of the internet by youths in cooperation with Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education and Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education. Using the surveys, LINE aims to improve its awareness activities and conduct research on how to prevent trouble caused by the use of the internet.

Overview of the “surveys on the use of the internet by the youth”

■ FY2016 survey
Subject: (First survey) 64,031 students in all prefectural high schools (including 1 branch school) and junior high schools and some special needs schools in Kanagawa Prefecture; 6,509 pupils/students in public high schools, junior high schools and elementary schools in Tokyo
(Second survey) 6,674 pupils/students in public high schools, junior high schools and elementary schools in Tokyo
Method: Written questionnaire
Period: (First survey) June – September 2016
(Second survey) December 2016 – January 2017
Final report: https://linecorp.com/ja/csr/newslist/ja/2017/103

■ FY2017 survey
Target: Students in 11 high schools among 142 prefectural high schools in Kanagawa Prefecture (4,807 students)
Method: Written questionnaire
Period: July – August 2017
Final report: https://linecorp.com/ja/csr/newslist/ja/2018/156

Contents for educators

Free distribution of teaching materials

Development of workshop teaching materials for pupils/students

Joint development of teaching materials that make pupils/students “think by themselves” with Shizuoka University

The teaching materials (including cards designed for workshops) consist of cards and manga about multiple themes. They will allow the students to think on their own through discussion, get to know different opinions and values, and reflect on the appropriate use of the internet and communication method.

LINE’s workshops have three features:
1. “Think by yourself” on communication
2. Class style with “game elements”
3. Practical lesson using “common cases”

The teaching materials are available to teachers for free. Please click the following related link to the “Request teaching materials” site to request them.

The teaching materials (including cards designed for workshops) consist of cards and manga about multiple themes. They will allow the students to think on their own through discussion, get to know different opinions and values, and reflect on the appropriate use of the internet and communication method.

LINE’s workshops have three features:
1. “Think by yourself” on communication
2. Class style with “game elements”
3. Practical lesson using “common cases”

The teaching materials are available to teachers for free. Please click the following related link to the “Request teaching materials” site to request them.

Presentation of workshop teaching materials

Card version 1. “Difference between you and me”

This card allows the students to think about good communication by taking into account the differences between them and others. In addition to the basic version, “Speaking badly about others,” “Pictures” and “Using LINE too much” versions are available.
Card version Joint researcher: Associate Professor Shingo Shiota, School Education Course , Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University

This card allows the students to think about good communication by taking into account the differences between them and others. In addition to the basic version, “Speaking badly about others,” “Pictures” and “Using LINE too much” versions are available.
Card version Joint researcher: Associate Professor Shingo Shiota, School Education Course , Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University

Card version 1. “Difference between you and me”

Card version 2. “Risk estimation”

This card develops the students’ capacity to anticipate risks and prevent unexpected communication trouble.
Card version Joint researcher: Associate Professor Shingo Shiota, School Education Course , Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University

This card develops the students’ capacity to anticipate risks and prevent unexpected communication trouble.
Card version Joint researcher: Associate Professor Shingo Shiota, School Education Course , Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University

Card version 2. “Risk estimation”

Manga version “Is LINE difficult?”

This original manga teaching material allows the students to discuss and reflect on the differences between face-to-face and online communication.
Manga version supervisors: Visiting Professor Atsushi Yoshikawa, School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology / Associate Professor Akiko Orita, Department of Communication, College of Interhuman Symbiotic Studies, Kanto Gakuin University

This original manga teaching material allows the students to discuss and reflect on the differences between face-to-face and online communication.
Manga version supervisors: Visiting Professor Atsushi Yoshikawa, School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology / Associate Professor Akiko Orita, Department of Communication, College of Interhuman Symbiotic Studies, Kanto Gakuin University

Manga version “Is LINE difficult?”

For parents: “Discussion at home”

This teaching material allows parents to get to know different kinds of trouble and reflect on the “three measures for self-discipline” with their children. It aims to reduce their concern for their children being involved in trouble.
Joint researcher: Associate Professor Shingo Shiota, School Education Course , Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University

This teaching material allows parents to get to know different kinds of trouble and reflect on the “three measures for self-discipline” with their children. It aims to reduce their concern for their children being involved in trouble.
Joint researcher: Associate Professor Shingo Shiota, School Education Course , Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University

For parents: “Discussion at home”

Request teaching materials and lecturer dispatch

Request workshop teaching materials

Request workshop teaching materials

Please click the following related link to request the workshop teaching materials “Let’s Think About Fun Communication!” 

Please click the following related link to request the workshop teaching materials “Let’s Think About Fun Communication!” 

Request a lecturer dispatch

Lecture and workshop lecturer dispatch

Please click the following related link to request a teacher for lectures or workshops for pupils/students, teachers or parents in schools across Japan.

Please click the following related link to request a teacher for lectures or workshops for pupils/students, teachers or parents in schools across Japan.