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Digital Footprints

Remember your digital footprints are public and permanent! Pause and think twice before you click send or post anything.

Cyberbullying

Friendships and relationships with peers are important to middle-schoolers. Positive peer relationships help kids build leadership and social skills. However, it is unfortunate that some tween/teen relationships are not so positive. Much attention has been given to bullying recently and today’s new tool to bully cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying occurs when one is harassed, threatened, humiliated, targeted by another through interactive technology. Today’s youths are very techno-savvy and rely heavily on technology to communicate. Through the use of cell phones, the internet, and instant messaging, cyberbullying follows a child home and can occur any time, day or night.

Sooooo, how do you protect yourself from cyberbullying??

  • block the bully from sending messages
  • notify your cell phone or internet service provider
  • tell a parent, teacher, or counselor
  • do not retaliate or respond to the message(s)
  • be respectful of others, online and offline

Consider other’s feelings and remember, once you hit the send button, you can not stop your message….think before speaking or typing…

Use technology in a safe, fun, expressive way for all to enjoy!

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Individual Student Planning

Counselors meet with students individually to help them plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as develop skills needed to be successful in middle school and life.

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Groups

We utilize groups to expose students to problem solving alternatives, to provide new perspectives, and to give support to one another. Groups can be a very powerful way to increase student development and to empower students to make positive decisions.

Classroom Guidance Lessons

School counselors deliver proactive and preventative classroom guidance lessons to all students in grades 6-8 throughout the school year.

6th Grade

The sixth grade curriculum covers topics such as bullying, cyberbullying, communication skills, online safety, and emotion management.

7th Grade

Seventh grade topics include empathy and communication, responding to bullying/cyberbullying, healthy relationships, coping with stress, goal setting, and digital footprints.

8th Grade

Eighth grade curriculum covers self-advocacy, bullying/cyberbullying, digital footprints, working in groups, leaders and allies, goal setting, coping with stress, and planning for high school.

Our Mission

To foster respect, personal accountability, and to inspire BCMS students to develop the skills necessary to become productive, life-long learners.

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Lanto, Marybeth
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Miles, Jason
Teacher

Find Your Counselor

Last names A-L:

Jason Miles

Last names M-Z:

MaryBeth Lanto

School Counselors believe:

 

All Students:

  • Have the ability to learn and meet high expectations.
  • Deserve a safe, supportive, nurturing school environment.
  • Deserve to be recognized, respected and appreciated.
  • Share in the responsibility for their learning and behavior.
  • Have a meaningful relationship and feel supported within their school.

All Families:

  • Are our partners and will be included in the learning process.
  • Are welcome in our schools and their support is valued and encouraged.

All School Counselors:

  • Are leaders, collaborators and advocates for students.
  • Are lifelong learners who are continually learning through professional development.
  • Respect and understand culture and environmental backgrounds.
  • Are accessible to all students, families, and school staff.
  • Follow the ethical guidelines for the North Carolina School Counselor’s Association and the American School Counselors Association.

All Programs:

  • Are preventative in nature and developmentally appropriate for all students.
  • Use data to drive development, planning, and decision making.
  • Educate students with 21st Century tools to prepare them for the future.
  • Will support the student in the areas of academic, personal/social and career growth as part of a comprehensive school counseling program.
  • Are planned, managed, and evaluated by a licensed school counselor.
  • Carteret County School Counselors deliver counseling core curriculum lessons that are research based in classrooms. Lessons target three main areas: Academic, Career, and Personal/Social components. Through school wide counseling lessons all students receive competencies or skills that are developmental in nature and are proactive and preventative.