Internet Usage Guidelines
Privacy, even in public spaces, is taken very seriously in Japan. In addition, the vast majority of us work with minors. To that end, it’s recommended that you not post photos or video of others anywhere online, and especially over social networking services (SNS) without their explicit consent or, in the case of minors, the explicit consent of their parents or guardians.
Complaints and Social Network Services
If there are two things that each has its own unique set of problems, they are definitely work and living in a new and unknown culture. In the process of adjusting to both, there are bound to be times when we want to gripe and moan and complain about frustrating events; it’s only natural. However, it is recommended that you not do so over the Internet, including social networking services. Doing so could potentially have some very serious consequences for yourself, any people or institutions that were directly involved, and even people or institutions that were involved indirectly or not at all. At times like these, reaching out to your support network, in Japan and/or at home, could be very helpful. In addition, there are additional support services, such as the AJET Peer Support Group, that you have access to should you need them.