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Polymill Surfvote poll results: “Should school toilets be open to the community?”

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Surfvote poll results “Should school bathrooms be open to the community?” “School toilets should not be open to the community” was the most common response at 62.1%. Next, 24.2% said, “Whether or not school toilets should be open to the community depends on the design of the school grounds.”

Polimill Co., Ltd. (Polymill, Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Eri Yokota, hereinafter Polimill), an ICT startup that supports the discovery and resolution of social issues with SNS and technology, is a social design platform operated and developed by our company Surfvote. So, from June 14th to August 31st, 2023, users voted on the issue “Should school toilets be opened to the community?” I will.
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Issue: Should school toilets be open to the community?
Background to raising the issue: When renovating a dilapidated school building, efforts are under consideration to open the toilets to the community so that residents can use them freely. While some have welcomed the school as an “open school,” others have raised concerns that it could easily lead to crime. On Surfvote, we wrote down the reasons for and against the opening of school toilets to the community, and conducted an opinion poll.
Survey subject: Social design platform Surfvote (web service)
Survey method: Voting by users with accounts on Surfvote
Survey target: Users with accounts on Surfvote
Voting period: June 14, 2023 to August 31, 2023
Number of valid votes: 66 votes
Voting result
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School toilets should be open to the community
It may be safer not to open it to the public, but I think taking proper measures and taking a step forward will lead to the unification of the community. It’s easy not to. (Number of supporters: 16) School toilets should not be open to the community
It is out of the question to put the entire student at risk for the sake of “personal gain” that requires the use of toilets. If we are to take into consideration the local community, we should talk about full opening up rather than the use of toilets. (Number of endorsements: 30)
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Whether or not school toilets should be open to the community depends on the design of the school grounds.
The school building with children and the toilets that can be opened are separated to some extent, and security guards were originally assigned. This is because I don’t think it’s an idea to completely deny if it matches the desire to promote exchange between the community and the school. (Number of supporters: 16)
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I remember reading an article saying that there are surprisingly many people who have mental or physical problems with excretion that are difficult to imagine for healthy people, and that there is a lack of infrastructure except in the city center. ing. When considering how to utilize the infrastructure of schools, wouldn’t it be a good idea to stand by the weak? I wonder if the design can handle malicious cases, and if so, wouldn’t it be nice? (Number of endorsements: 23) Related press release
“Should school toilets be open to the community?” Vote begins on Surfvote
Mr. Nobuo Komiya, the author who raised the issue
Professor at Rissho University. Doctor of Sociology. He is the first Japanese to graduate from the Graduate School of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. After working at the United Nations Asia and Far East Crime Prevention Institute and the Ministry of Justice, he assumed his current position. Creator of the “Regional Safety Map”. He has held positions such as chairman of the National Police Agency’s Research Committee on Safe and Secure Community Development, and chairman of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Delinquency Prevention and Damage Prevention Education Committee. His representative work is “Crime Prevention in the World through Photographs: Ruins, Design, and Community Development” (Shogakukan). Appeared on TV programs such as NHK “Close-up Gendai” and Nippon Television “The Best Class in the World”, interviewed newspapers (more than 1700 articles so far), and gave many lectures all over the country. The official website and YouTube channel are “Nobuo Komiya’s Room of Criminology”.
[Image 3:×2607.jpg] What is Surfvote?
The SNS “Surfvote” provided by our company is a service that raises various issues in society and allows anyone to easily vote on their opinions. Surfvote allows you to vote for your opinion from multiple options for each theme (issue) called “issue”. You can also read and rate (like) other users’ comments. Issues are published not only by our editorial department, but also with the cooperation of university professors and experts in various fields. Voting results are submitted and reported to relevant ministries and agencies and politicians as appropriate, depending on the content of the issue.
Polimill Co., Ltd.
Polimill Co., Ltd. is an ICT startup company that operates and develops the social design platform Surfvote. Surfvote is a service that specializes in social issues and problems, allowing users to vote for their own opinions on any topic, as well as listen to the opinions of other users. The local government version of Surfvote is also being expanded, and we will work with local governments to promote the creation of livable cities by residents. We will use SNS and technology to create a society in which everyone can participate in rule-making and reform systems flexibly and speedily in line with changes in values ​​and the evolution of technology.
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