An Important Message from the Superintendent
A lot of attention is being paid to the new Netflix series called "13 Reasons Why" which was based on a novel about teen suicide. Many teens have been watching this or may want to watch it as it has become very popular. The series highlights many of the current issues that our children struggle with such as gossip, rumors, social media and sexual assault. Teens and pre-teens are bombarded with subtle and overt messages on these and related issues from many sources, which can result in confusion, worry and fear. It is worth talking about these stressors at home so you can reassure your child and help them navigate their world with confidence. This series may or may not be appropriate or of interest to you and your family; but the advice holds true for any such resource. It is recommended that you watch it first or with your children so you know how to have discussions about it. You can reach out to our school counselor for additional information on how best to discuss difficult topics with your children.
Here is a link to an article highlighting some concerns with this series that can be incorporated into discussions with your teens if they are watching it.
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