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

How Young People Use Mobiles – Top 7 Statistics from The Mobile Youth Report

Reblogged from: The Mobile Youth Report Top 7 Statistics from The Mobile Youth Report The way millennials use smartphones is changing. Latest trends reveal the culture of mobile behavior of … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Could social networking prevent suicide in teenagers? Study finds most young people would turn to technology to ask for help | Mail Online

Helen Collis, Mail Online, recently shared a post discussing the question if social networking could provent teenage suicide. She refers to a study by Scottye Cash, College of Social Work … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

More Than Every Second Social Media Users Suffers From Fear Of Missing Out – FOMO [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following infographic is based on a survey conducted online within the USA by Harris Interactive on behalf of among 2084 adults in 2013. It shows that … people … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

An App To Provide Information About Health Issues To Young People – Well Happy App [VIDEO]

Well Happy is a new app for iOS and Android aimed at people aged between 12 and 25 who are concerned about mental health, sexual health, and drugs, alcohol and … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Behavioral Bias Modification Apps For Healthy Food, Anxiety & Smoking – Mental Mint

Diet Mint for iOS (iTunes) is an app that helps you to develop craving for healthy food. It combines Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gamers, Serious Games And Gamification In Social Work [VIDEO] [INFOGRAPHIC]

This blog uses several categories – one of them is „Games“. As playing games is highly popular among young people and the game industry has become more relevant than the … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Measures Your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) On Your Phone? – Alcohoot [VIDEO]

You want to know your or your clients Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)? Maybe your iPhone, iPad or Androidphone can assist you if you add Alcohoot to it. Alcohoot is the … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Smoking Cessation Support By Phone: What Information Do Smokers Want?

There are different approaches to support smokers that want to quit smoking. In the mobile area there are on the one hand services based on texting like for example Smokefree … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social Media Addiction Disorder – [INFOGRAPHIC]

In 2012 researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway developed and published a Facebook Addiction Scale to measure the addiction to social media based on the six core elements … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 2 Comments
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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