The Danbury School District has sent a letter home to parents to recommend that they not let their kids watch a new Netflix series, or to discuss the themes if the kids watch the show. The show, titled 13 Reasons Why, is based on a book about a teenager who commits suicide. The book and series also depicts the difficult and sensitive topics of bullying, rape and drunk driving.
Superintendent Dr Sal Pascarella says if students are watching the series, he asks that parents engage in thoughtful conversation with their kids about the show and the consequences of certain choices.
He ended his letter saying that school social workers, psychologists and counselors are available to speak with parents and children about these issues.