The creators of the hit series have revealed that season two will make it easier for parents to talk to their kids about the "uncomfortable" topics brought up in the show.
"Soon after the Season 1 launch, we saw global conversation explode on the controversial topics covered by the series and understood we had a responsibility to support these important discussions," a statement on the show's website reads.
"To understand whether and how the series opened dialogue between teens and parents, we commissioned a global research study with Northwestern University’s Center on Media and Human Development, which has an active research focus on the impact of media on children and teens."
The research found that 71% of teens and young adults found the show relatable, with more than half of teens reached out to someone to apologise for how they had treated them. You can see the rest of the results here.
These are the tools 13 Reasons Why season 2 will introduce for the viewers:
- A custom intro at the start of each season with the cast explaining how the audience can seek help.
- More resources added to 13ReasonsWhy.Info, which will now include a viewing guide to help parents and teens start these tough conversations.
- A new after show which will help parents learn how to have more informed discussions with their kids.
- Netflix is also working with groups around the world to "provide support within their communities on the issues presented in the series."
13 Reasons Why season two will start streaming on Netflix later this year.
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