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13 Reasons Why – Parent Information

Some of you may be aware of the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' and the criticism surrounding it.  

Since the series was released in March, many organisations and medical professionals have raised concerns over the content as the series does not meet the national media guidelines.

The content is extremely graphic, with disturbing scenes related to sexual assault, bullying, drug use and suicide, which may be difficult for impressionable minds to watch and process in a healthy way. 

The school does not recommend that students watch this series as it conveys unhelpful and dangerous messages, no references are made to seeking help, and children and young people may start to identify with the characters.  

It is essential as a parent to have open and honest conversations with your child, particularly if they express an interest in the series.

If you have any concerns about your child/ren’s wellbeing, more information on this topic can be found by navigating to a Headspace fact sheet by clicking here or you may like to contact our school-based counsellors, or seek assistance from an external service. A list of services can be located in the school diary on page 193.

Created on Friday, 5 May 2017 3:41:24 PM