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

7 tips on Facebook hashtags for nonprofits [#VIDEO]

John Haydon – blogger and author of „Facebook Marketing for Dummies“ – recently shared his thoughts on how nonprofits can benefit from Facebook’s new hashtag function. Here are his ideas … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Dirk Tiu from Open Colleges Australia referred me to an interactive guide on internet safety that a team at Open Colleges recently developed. The guide that is designed like an … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

An App To Help Victims Of Domestic Violence – Aurora

Recently the Australian Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward launched a new smart phone app for people who are experiencing domestic and family violence. The Aurora domestic and … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Line – Website, Facebook and App to help young people developing and maintaining respectful relationships

The Line campaign is managed by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). It’s aimed at helping teenagers and young adults through a difficult … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Forced marriage phone app launched to help youngsters – BBC News

A new smartphone app to help young people who may be at risk of being forced into marriage has been launched by a London charity. It has been designed by … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Implicating mobile phones in violence against women: What’s gender got to do with it? |

This paper gives an analysis of women and men’s differential access and use of the mobile phone and how through it gender stereotypes are reinforced. During a four year study … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media

by Stephanie Buck, The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you’re just starting high school … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Making smart phones for women redefining the user experience – GSMA mWomen Design Challenge

The objective of The GSMA mWomen Design Challenge: Redefining the User Experience is to meet the needs of resource-poor women by improving the smartphone user experience. Designers, programmers and innovators … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

15 Strategies Educators Can Use to Stop Cyberbullying : InformED

by Miriam Clifford, The advent of technology has brought with it familiar problems in new forms. Yet cyberbullying is unique in many ways. What makes cyberbullying so different than … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 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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