Facts and Context Concerning Popular Netflix Series

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

Netflix recently released 13 Reasons Why, a series based on a novel by Jay Asher.

The series depicts the story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette recordings that share the events that she perceives led to her death. The series is graphic and sensationalizes the act of suicide, which may lead to vulnerable students misinterpreting its message. For these reasons, the use of the novel or Netflix series as a teaching tool is not recommended.

Please click here to learn more about how to address this subject matter if/when young people approach you to discuss the series.