Vol. 26 No. 1 (2023): Anno XXVI, 1-2023

Nel silenzio della mia stanza… Riflessioni pedagogiche sul fenomeno Hikikomori

Rossella Certini
Associata di Pedagogia Generale e Sociale - Università degli Studi di Firenze
Christian Distefano
Dottorando di Ricerca – Università degli Studi di Firenze

Published 2023-07-18


  • Educational Care,
  • Hikikomori,
  • Prevention,
  • Well-being,
  • Educational relationship

How to Cite

Certini, R., & Distefano, C. (2023). Nel silenzio della mia stanza… Riflessioni pedagogiche sul fenomeno Hikikomori. Studi Sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education, 26(1), 157–171. https://doi.org/10.36253/ssf-14607


The category of Care, understood as an ontological construct of pedagogy, is a topic of research and in-depth study by many researchers for several reasons: for the importance it has in the epistemic framework of pedagogical science and for the centrality that this category has in educational practice. Talking about Care means to speak of a fundamental topical category today. The PRIN project Pratiche educative di prevenzione e ben-essere per gli Hikikomori. Dalla onsapevolezza alla “Cura educativa”, presented in 2022 and awaiting evaluation, sought to combine the category of Care with the educational emergency of the Hikikomori: they are young people locked inside their own room, who manifest their vulnerability by cancelling all kinds of relationships except the virtual one.


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