) is a Canadian series that tackles big issues like sex, teen pregnancy, sexual identity, drug use, school violence, hate crimes, and mental disorders in a frank, thoughtful way.
It presents these subjects as everyday factors in teens' lives and explores their repercussions through the students' eyes.
In fact, the new season will be the first season to incorporate the new name change of the show from Degrassi: The Next Generation to simply Degrassi.
" /Issues are handled in a frank, responsible, realistic, and socially conscious manner.
Common themes involve friendship, family relations, self-image, peer pressure, bullying, and making mature decisions.
And it seems as though the show will continue to tackle issues among teenagers in a way that is thought provoking and entertaining for people of all ages.
Degrassi airs on various channels in Canada, the country where it is filmed.