I just got through binge watching the first two seasons of “13 Reasons Why”. I’m not sure what compelled me to watch it, but I felt it was important. I don’t have kids in school anymore, and while I didn’t worry about whether or not I was coming home when I was in high school, many of the topics addressed in this show were real issues that my generation dealt with as well.
- Athletic entitlement
- School administration ignoring kids in crisis
- Sexual assault
- Drug use
- Girls’ self esteem isssues
- Suicide and suicidal thoughts
- Different rules for kids of privilege
- School violence
There were others, but I think that pretty well sums things up.
I’ll touch on each of these topics in future posts.