The older I get I find the number of things that I just don’t understand gets larger and larger.
Thus it is when it comes to the Netflix program “13 Reasons Why”.
A number of conservative groups have been calling on Netflix to drop the show ever since it was first released in 2,017, claiming that it’s content glorifies teen suicide.
Those requests have fallen on deaf ears and results of a new study by researchers at Nationwide Children’s’ Hospital in Columbus aren’t likely to change that.
Results of their study released yesterday contend there was a 30-percent increase in suicides among those 10 to 17 years old immediately after the release of the program with no reported end to that trend.
I’m mystified why netflix would consider it valuable to air a show like that in the first place? I guess the answer is that people, particularly young people, are watching it in significant enough numbers to make keeping the program a good business decision.
It’s a shame that kids in an age group with enough problems already can be exposed to a program that opponents say makes suicide look like an acceptable alternative to dealing with stress and depression.
That’s the way I see it..