Contrary to the findings of the 2019 study, which linked the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ with the rise in suicide rates among youth after the show’s release, a new study emphasized that someone to pull such links Not proof. After its release in 2017, ’13 Reasons Why ‘sparked controversy over concerns that portraying the suicide of a teenage girl could spark suicidal controversy among teenagers. Although the 2019 study found a much-hyped effect among boys, a subsequent reanalysis of that data by the Annberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania concluded that, in contrast, the series had no apparent effect on adolescent suicide . 13 Reasons Why Season 4: Twitter Left Tier-I after the emotional finale of the Netflix show
Now, in a pair of comments published in a magazine called PLOS ONE, the original authors challenged the APPC reanalysis and their criticism was defended by Daniel Romer, the research director of the APPC. “We stand by our reanalysis. There is no reason or evidence to suggest that the show had any effect even before its release,” Romer said. “And as the study’s authors acknowledge, one would expect the show to have a strong impact on female teenagers, which was not found,” Roemer said. 13 Reasons Why Season 4 Review: Netflix’s controversial teen show gets lost in its bloat before it gets its share in the emotional finale
In their 2019 paper, researchers claimed that Netflix could see an increase in suicides of boys aged 10 to 17 years a month before the series was released. But the APPC reanalysis of that data, published in early 2020, failed to detect any credible increase in suicides in girls and an increase in boys one month before and one month after release in April 2017. In their new PLOS comment, the researchers responded. He was broadcasting Netflix “in March 2017 actively advertising and the trailer of the series” which targeted the youth and encouraged them to watch this theatricality of a teenage girl’s suicide.
But Roemer found that controversy had not arisen about the show until April, citing other independent analyzes focused on the show, on which Google began a search and crisis discussion. The study found no change in trend one month before release and a sharp decrease immediately after the series was released.
Researchers found that watching the second season of “13 Reasons Why” could have a beneficial effect on some younger audiences and a detrimental effect on other viewers. “These antagonistic effects make it difficult to determine whether a potentially harmful effect for some female adolescents was counterbalanced by beneficial effects for others,” Roemer said.
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