Michigan School Districts Release Statement Regarding Netflix Series
So far, Grand Blanc, Davison and Linden have all put parents on notice regarding the show.
The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why has become another phenomenon, and local school districts are alerting parents to the seriousness of the show.
It follows the story of a high school student who sets out on a quest to find out why a classmate committed suicide. It's based on a book by Jay Asher.
School districts are concerned that it may romanticize suicide, or even make it seem heroic. It seems as though the statements released (like this one from Grand Blanc High School) just want parents to be aware that their kids may be watching the show, and if they are, to discuss the deeply emotional message with them.
The statement also reminds parents that there are emotional support networks available to students through the school district.