Observing rising levels of cyberbullying accompanying the increasing ubiquity of digital skills like coding and programming, Masami Ishiyama – a local Master’s student – reached out to the DQ Institute to bring #DQEveryChild to Japan.
Determined to establish an ethical foundation from which to guide the next generation of coders, Masami and his team worked to translate the 2017 DQ Study into Japanese. After which, he and his team worked tirelessly to reach out to elementary schools to promote the DQ Learning framework whilst implementing the survey to their students. With his pioneering and steadfast efforts to promote cyber wellness and ethical digital use, his team managed to reach over 1,000 students across several schools in Japan, enabling the development of a preliminary understanding of cyber habits of Japanese students.
Schools that got over 100 student respondents have received a DQ Screen Time Report – helping to set a critical foundation for their development of digital citizenship education and in turn setting a starting point for the implementation of the DQ World programme in 2018.