This paper provides better understanding of the challenges of school counsellors involving adolescents’ digital use in Indian schools.
Tanni Choudhury, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Rashmi Choudhury, Independent Researcher, India
The work of school counsellors has become complex with the increasing technological advances and adolescents’ dependency on them. There is a surprising lack of study in the Indian context, aimed at school counsellor’s challenges in dealing with adolescents’ digital use.
This paper provides better understanding of the challenges of school counsellors involving adolescents’ digital use in Indian schools. Three significant themes emerged from the data analysis: (a) negative aspects of digital use among Indian adolescents, (b) the need to effectively teach how to navigate the digital world and (c) the challenge of integrating technology with traditional counselling approaches to educate adolescents about their digital use.
Furthermore, this paper presents implications for school counselling practice and research within Indian context.
Published in: Psychology in the Schools
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