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

Cyber Bullying – Facts and Tips for Parents and Professionals

Bonnie Moore from asked me to share this infographic offering facts and tips on Cyber Bullying with you. Thanks to Bonnie.

November 1, 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

Catfishing: A Growing Trend In Cyberbullying – CyberBullyHotline

Cyberbullying remains one of the major problems in the use of social media. A growing trend in Cyberbullying is „Catfishing“ – using a false identity online for networking or bullying … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social Media Will Study Emotional Distress | HealthWorks Collective

by Michael Sherman, Every day, we share so much data about our lives on Facebook and other social networks. It shouldn’t be a surprise to consider that people who suffer from … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Mental Health Apps | World of Psychology

by SANDRA KIUME, With so many apps on the market, it’s hard to know which are useful. Many are designed by software developers instead of psychologists, without scientific testing. They … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

MEMO was created to help adolescents to live positively with mobile phones

Depressive disorder in adolescence is common, disabling, and heightens the risk of suicide. Preventing the onset of depression may prevent a lifetime of mental health issues and health service utilization. There … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cyberbullies Have Real World Allies

By Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Teen suicides tied to cyberbullying usually stem from real-world harassment as well, an analysis of news stories showed. Of 41 cyberbullying-related suicides … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Twitter Hilfe-Center | Suicidal Content on Twitter

Since people use Twitter to connect to the rest of the world, you might encounter a user who is seeking help, potentially suicidal, or possibly engaging in self-harm. For information … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teens, Twitter, and therapy in 140 characters? — NewsWorks

By Maiken Scott, What are teens doing on Twitter other than getting into trouble, posting inappropriate pictures and bullying each other? Some are offering support for their peers struggling … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 1 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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