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

New Media Literacy Score

Originally posted on JimmySW:
If you follow me on Twitter then you know that I have already sent out a link about this study I am conducting. However, I also…

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Do People Expect from Sexting?

The following text is taken from a press release by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, August 8, 2013—As many as 20% of adolescents and 44% of young … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don’t Get Lost In The Dark! | App Leading People Affected By Night Blindness

Researchers from Pakistan recently published an article about an app that is leading people affected by night blindness. According to Wikipedia … Nyctalopia (from Greek νύκτ-, nykt- “night”; and αλαός, … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Microsoft’s working on sign language recognittion and translation using Kinect & Bing [VIDEO]

… Researchers from Microsoft Research Asia have collaborated with colleagues from the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to explore how Kinect’s body-tracking abilities can … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

European Children’s Use, Risk and Safety Online: Country Classification | EU Kids Online

A recent report published by EU Kids Online offers a country classification focussing at opportunities, risks, harm and parental mediation of children’s internet use. Here is the executive summary. The … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Teens Grow Up With Social Media | Letterbox [INFOGRAPHIC]

Growing Up with Social Media – Infographic | Letterbox Blog.

July 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

What Is More Influential On Digital Inequality? Sociodemographic Factors Or Devices? | Journal of Communication

Digital Divides From Access to Activities: Comparing Mobile and Personal Computer Internet Users Abstract Digital inequality can take many forms. Four forms studied here are access to Internet, use of … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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
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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