Parent’s Guide to 13 Reasons Why

By Focus on the Family

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The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, became an instant hit with teens. It’s sparking controversy but it’s also sparking conversation. Focus on the Family has created a variety of materials designed to educate and equip parents to engage with kids on the sensitive topics addressed in the program.

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Episode 6: Suicide
This is the last in our podcast series about the Netlix hit, "13 Reasons Why". We’ve covered the most difficult topics addressed in season one, including bullying, self-harm and sexting. They all lead up to today’s subject—suicide. In the show, the culmination of events led the main character to this drastic outcome. But there are ways to prevent it. Today, we’ll give you some tools and resources to offer hope.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/focusonthefamily/13-reasons-why/~4/Vz43F6jl-hw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2018
Episode 5: Rape
When Netflix released their program, "13 Reasons Why", it became a mega-hit with teens almost immediately. The series is a frank, realistic portrayal of the dark and frightening issues our kids are dealing with, one of which is rape. Believe it or not, rape and sexual assault affect our kids. In fact, 25% of high school girls—that’s 1 in 4—have been abused physically or sexually. And that number might actually be higher, as many cases go unreported. And victims aren’t just girls. Boys experience this, too. Today, we’re giving you some tools to help your kids reduce the risk of becoming a sexual assault victim.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/focusonthefamily/13-reasons-why/~4/E4hrJDaqZLA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2018
Episode 4: Sexting
In this podcast series, we’ve been talking about some poignant topics related to the popular Netflix program, "13 Reasons Why". Today’s episode addresses the issue of sexting. You’ve probably heard that term, but we’ll dig a little deeper into what it is, its prevalence, its ramifications, and how you can help your teen avoid it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/focusonthefamily/13-reasons-why/~4/3mbSAPH4c0U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2018
Episode 3: Self-Injury
The Netflix program "13 Reasons Why" is very popular among teen viewers. While that’s concerning, it does have an upside. The series is allowing us as parents to delve into more delicate topics with our teens and pre-teens. One of those topics is self-injury. It’s reported that 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males will engage in this harmful practice. Today’s episode explores the dark world of self-injury—what it is and why kids are doing it. We also want to equip you to look for warning signs and provide ways you can help your kids learn to better manage their emotions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/focusonthefamily/13-reasons-why/~4/IXELw9X8guU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2018
Episode 2: Bullying
"13 Reasons Why" has gained a lot of traction among young viewers. And it&rsquo;s opening up conversations to dig into more sensitive topics with our teens. The show&rsquo;s main character was bullied by her classmates, which resulted in disastrous circumstances. On today&rsquo;s episode, we address bullying, the impact it can have on your teen, and ways you can help him or her deal with it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/focusonthefamily/13-reasons-why/~4/vKB76hLakYE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2018
Episode 1: Overview
When Netflix released their program 13 Reasons Why, it became a mega-hit with teens almost immediately. It was a frank, realistic portrayal of the dark and frightening issues our kids are dealing with. In this first episode of the A Parent’s Guide to 13 Reasons podcast series, three mental health professionals will provide and overview of the topics that are graphically depicted in the show. They&rsquo;ll also address the positive and negative effects this series has had on our nation&rsquo;s youth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/focusonthefamily/13-reasons-why/~4/QRM-hGTgw4Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 16, 2018