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District Response to 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series
There has been a lot of concern around the message and potential impact of 13 Reasons Why, a series on Netflix based on a 2007 book by Jay Asher. The series revolves around 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says in some way were part of why she killed herself. Each tape recounts painful events in which one or more of the 13 individuals played a role and glamorizes suicide. The content is rated TV-MA, which designates “unsuitable for children under the age of 17.” The series includes graphic scenes involving drugs, bullying, rape and suicide. See link for more information about content IMDB Parent Guide. Netflix has announced that a second season is in production.
Greg Hudnall, Executive Director of Hope4Utah and a well-known suicide expert in the state of Utah said, “the series is harmful for impressionable teens. In the long run, it can cause more trauma and more pain for a child.” His concern is based on the following things:
The Netflix Series:
- Offers no solutions to problems and challenges
- Does not educate people about suicide
- Could lead to more trauma and death
We strive to take a very proactive approach when it comes to suicide prevention in our schools and community and we’d like to share some resources that are available to help.
- 13 Reasons Why Talking Points (Spanish & English)
- Helpful Tips for Addressing Suicidality
- National Association School Psychologist Guidelines
- Parent Resource English
- Parent Resource Spanish
- Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393 (available 24/7)
The message we want to share is that help is available. If you have further questions or concerns please contact your school’s Counselor or Social Worker.
School is out for the summer.
Thank you for all of your support this year.
Have a terrific Summer.
The building and office will be open from 9:00 - 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the following days:
May 30 - June 1
June 5 - June 8
June 12 - June 15
june 19 - June 22
Building and Office will be Closed:
Every Friday in June.
The last week of June.
The whole month of July.
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, August 1.
Regular building and office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Franklin will be serving breakfast and lunch:
from June 5 - July 20 (Monday - Thursday)
Meals will be free of charge for anyone 18 years old and younger. Adults will need to pay.
Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
There is no program Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd and 4th.
Here are the falcons of the month for May.
Every Friday is Spirit Day.
Don't forget to wear your school shirt!
Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch
Check out the Healthy Meals at Franklin
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