School counsellors today face high school students that are armed with more technology than ever before. Students have the wiles of the internet and social media at their fingertips and this can have both a positive and negative impact on their school life. Counsellors can embrace the new technology and welcome the smartphone lifestyle into schools, by way of the almighty “app”. App developers have been creating various apps to help counsellors and students communicate and work through issues.
Some of the greatest hurdles facing today’s highs school students and counsellors alike are bullying, and the university application process.