The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit


13 Reasons Why‘, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people. The toolkit it designed to be used to encourage conversations, identify those at risk and prevent unexpected tragedies, and offers advice about the themes of the show, and on talking about the issues with teenagers and young people.


A useful resource. It’s quite dense in the formatting of the text, so may not be accessible to younger teens. If you’re a young person struggling with some of the serious issues in the show, please seek help from a trusted adult.

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Some of the topics discussed in the linked resources are challenging, and potentially upsetting. If you are a young person experiencing mental health difficulties or other issues highlighted by the resources, please seek the support of a trusted adult. If you need immediate help, please visit this page for information on what to do.