Children go back and forth to schools in Japan alone! Because?

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Japan is considered one of the safest countries in the world, and not for nothing. He has low rates of murders, robberies, rapes and others, except for the high rate of suicide, which is not that big.

It is clear that Japan is not free from any act that goes against the law, however, it is certain to say that rarely will a tourist or resident go through embarrassment there.

And because of this and other factors, children go back and forth from school alone at 6, it seems like a small age, but throughout this article you will see the benefits of this practice.

What is the reason?

In addition to the security that the country offers, the most plausible and recognized reason is to create responsibility in children from an early age.

Japanese parents prepare their children to become independent. They teach what is necessary to live. and so, they believe that the children will be prepared to live in the world on their own.

Do not think that Japanese parents are irresponsible or that they are denatured parents, since in Japan almost all children have this habit. Of course, Japanese children have the awareness and independence they need from an early age.


When children enter elementary school, at 6/7 years old, they walk to school. This in small groups of a maximum of 8 children. No parent takes them by car, rain, sun or under snow, all the children go back and forth. They are always supervised by an adult volunteer who is usually at the busiest intersections, helping and guiding children to cross the streets.

The purpose of this tradition is to prepare children to walk alone on the streets and to learn traffic rules. Also making sure that drivers take care and reduce the speed at school entrance and exit times.

Inside the school, children learn to cook, sew and other household chores, and are also responsible for cleaning the school. Each group of students being responsible for some sector. Some of the tasks: cleaning the classroom, bathrooms, corridors, activity room, taking care of the vegetable garden and also the animal nurseries.

What are the benefits for the city and also for the country?

The benefits are diverse and important for the country. As already mentioned above, it creates responsibility in children, it also makes them better adults, they teach them to walk the streets, the care they should have alone and much more.


In addition, it is also very useful and important for Japan's economy.

Thanks to these children, the subways are practically full, it is not like Brazil where at any moment it is full and without space. Clearly, many Japanese parents will prefer to place their children in schools close to their neighborhood, but there are many who study far from home. The subway gains a lot from this, so they will always be able to improve every day.

Another thing, traffic. In Brazil and other countries, it is quite common for parents to take their children by car, causing a great “turmoil”.

And in Japan, many neighborhoods and cities function as metropolises, so children going alone help a lot. Do you know why? It sounds quite logical, but let's say it anyway. For example, imagine Tokyo, a crowded and busy city. So it would be a big problem if thousands of cars passed there daily, it would cause inconvenience and frustration for many drivers. and nobody wants that, right? In other words, another point for children to go to schools.

And unlike many countries, these children are taught to trust anyone on the street. As a motto, "No matter who it is, this person will help me".

What are the dangers?

Not everything is flowers. This sentence also applies to this act.


Stalker- We've talked about stalker's before, but if you don't know, a stalker is someone who chases someone else, for personal reasons or for complex reasons. Unfortunately, children are not free from this act. I didn't find any specific case, but it is a fact that Japan is not free from this practice.

The stalker can have several objects, such as abuse, kidnapping, killing the victim, chasing him. Sometimes it can be someone close or someone who was close to you.

Lolicon- The Lolicons ... For those who do not know, lolicon is the person who has complex or affection for anime characters (waifu in some cases), mainly for the well-known "lolis" or even for real children.

Lost children- It is not difficult to happen, anyone can get lost in the middle of the road, regardless of the reasons. As we have seen, noble children will not be afraid to question a stranger about something, but don't lie, the parents must sweat cold if that happens, and you?

Several other dangers can happen like accidents and anything, everything is possible. There is no way to avoid the inevitable.

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9 thoughts on “Crianças vão e voltam sozinhas as escolas no Japão! Por quê?”

  1. Tem muitos stalkers aqui no japão sim!! E crianças são sequestradas e mortas por esses doentes sim! Mas sem dúvida a segurança aqui é muito maior que em outros países. Para diminuir essa frequência de perseguidores, toda escola tem a patrulha composta de pais que se revesan ao longo do ano letivo e idosos aposentados que fazem uma patrulha constante nos horários de ida e volta da escola!! Amo esse país que adotei para viver e ter meus filhos !!

  2. There are many stalkers here in Japan yes!! and children are kidnapped and killed by these sick people! But without a doubt the security here is much higher than in other countries. To reduce this frequency of stalkers, every school has a patrol made up of parents who take turns throughout the school year and retired seniors who constantly patrol to and from school!! I love this country that I adopted to live and have my children!!

    • Olá Elias, fico feliz que tenha gostado do artigo.
      Tentarei trazer cada vez mais artigos como este, então conto com seu apoio!