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Tape 11: YOU CAN AND WILL BE PUNISHED FOR BULLYING
The best message yet also happens to be one of the most powerful messages in 13 Reasons Why. Throughout the series, people do awful things to the main character, which ultimately contributed to the choice to end her own life. However, one thing most people overlook is the fact that everyone is facing the repercussions of their actions.
You don’t get away with bullying anymore
There was once a time when bullying meant calling each other names and getting over it. However, bullying today is unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Instead, people are malicious, evil, vindictive – and it never ends.
When I was in school, if you were bullied you only had to last through the day until you got to go home and resume your normal life. Now, kids are cyber bullied and attacked even in their spare time.
The tolerance approach to bullying
Since bullying has become such a serious epidemic as of late, many schools are taking a “no tolerance” approach to people bullying others. While the school system failed the main character, the 13 Reasons Why message did not.
Her parents seek justice and the kids are called in to be questioned about their activity with the victim. Although this all occurs in the very last episode, it’s one of the most powerful messages in 13 Reasons Why.
It shows the audience bullying with not be tolerated.
It demands a solution for vulnerable kids being bullied.
13 Reasons Why tells people if they’re going to treat others poorly, there will be consequences.
So, the next time you think about being mean or bullying another kid at school, think about 13 Reasons Why. There is a good chance someone will seek justice if they find more reason behind someone’s choice to end their own life. It could be you receiving depositions, and as I’m sure we’ll find out in the next season, severe consequences.
Ignore all the dangerous messages in 13 Reasons Why and focus on the powerful messages in 13 Reasons Why. It could save you from severe consequences while also saving a life. Bullying isn’t the “cool thing” to do. Hopefully, you don’t have to find that out the hard way like the students do in 13 Reasons Why.
If you or someone you know is suffering, please contact the Canadian National Suicide Helpline.
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