It takes courage to stand up to a dictator, but even a small resistance can be effective. If the Korean people don't believe that resistance is futile, even with threat of harsh punishment, then it can be effective. There are some reports that protests and dissent are occurring in a slightly more tolerant environment than in past years, so that's a hopeful sign for those uncomfortable with the current regime.
Kin Jong Un's hold over his people is very strong at this point, but dissent has potential to take root in communities and then spread. With enough tension and unrest as a catalyst, it's possible that people will be able to form an effective resistance. Written messages seem like an insignificant step but it could lead to bigger things.
North Korea has suffered under an oppressive regime for decades. The masses within the country are indoctrinated with anti-western propaganda. Dissenters are quickly snuffed out. Without an effective communication infrastructure with which to disseminate anti-government propaganda, a freedom movement will be slow to evolve. Furthermore, given the authoritarian nature of North Korean government, real strides for freedom will likely require bloodshed.
In North Korea, the government has taken all of the power away from the people. They cannot have weapons, they cannot own businesses, and they have no way in what they do with their lives. The government has weapons and a military and the ability to squash any kind of dissent.