ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Mom, Please Feed My Apps!

Mobile-game critters need money from their young keepers, and parents are paying. Are online firms too eager to take advantage of child consumers?

Ms. Linebarger paid $9.99 for full access to the game’s tools, a purchase she said she regretted. “The accessibility is probably what scares me the most about it,” she said. “You’re not always at a toy store. You’re not always at a grocery store. But with your phone, you can have it always on, all the time.”

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This entry was posted on June 10, 2012 by in Apps, Children.
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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