Laura E. Richards School

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Elementary Grades PK-2

Principal: Karen Moody

School Hours

8:10 Doors Open
8:25 Classes Start
2:55 Walkers Dismissed
3:00 Buses Dismissed

"13 Reasons Why"

Dear Families:

Recently I have been made aware of the worrisome Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. This show portrays a 17 year old girl who commits suicide and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she states were partially responsible for why she killed herself. There are concerns being raised regarding the potential harm to some children that may occur should they be exposed to the content of this series without appropriate adult supervision and guidance.

According to information provided to Maine school districts from the Department of Education and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) does not recommend that vulnerable youth, especially those who have any degree of suicidal ideation, watch this series. “Its powerful storytelling may lead impressionable viewers to romanticize the choices made by the characters and/or develop revenge fantasies. They may easily identify with the experiences portrayed and recognized both the intentional and unintentional effects on the central character.”

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