Counselors' Corner

April 2014

Wilbur Wright Middle School and Munster High School

Both WWMS and MHS follow and accredited counseling model allowing for the students and community to reap the benefit. Counselors work with teachers and administration to be sure that they maintain a "unified front" and promote a community feel for the students and staff of the two respective buildings. Communication plays a vital role.

Hot Topic - Social Media Issues

While social media can be a great tool for communication, it can also be a source of frustration and negativity for the staff at WWMS and MHS. The onset of cyberbullying, sexting, constant online distractions and possible online predators are just a few of the issues that have developed at these two school.

Students at WWMS and MHS are not allowed to have any electronic devices on for use during the school day. Social media sites have been blocked from their laptop computers. Social media sites are used daily by tweens and teens - this will not be changing any time soon. According to the Huffington Post, the use of Facebook is decreasing, but the use of Instagram is on the rise.

The WWMS and MHS counselors work to promote a healthy and safe school environment for all students.