13 Reasons Why
The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has gained momentum among teenagers since its debut. The topics of teen suicide, rape and substance abuse are handled in a very complex and mature manner. The graphic and brutal images depicted could be difficult for Middle School students to process and make sense of.

The faculty at Mead understands how hard it can be for parents to determine what is appropriate media for children to consume at various stages in their development. This issue is increasingly complicated in the "new media" world where there aren't always clear rating systems in place. In addition to consulting with educational professionals and other families, parents should utilize independent resources to better understand online media. One website, Common Sense Media (https://www.commonsensemedia.org), rates "13 Reasons Why" at 16+.

Mead's Middle School Home Center Directors recently began a dialogue with parents about this specific program. An evolving partnership with parents is vital to raising sound-minded children, and we encourage all families to seek out similar dialogue regardless of where your child is enrolled.

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