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

Which Social Media Apps Youth Workers should know – Teen’s Favourites

Lela Davidson – author, essayist and freelance journalist for TODAY Moms – recently shared her view on social media apps that are used by young people. In her post “Moms, … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Facebook, Google+, Instagram & Snapchat? Here Are The Safety Guides – ConnectSafely

ConnectSafely – a website that offers resources for parents, teens, educators, advocates, and policy makers about safe, civil use of Web and mobile technology – recently published two new safety guides … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apps, guides and other resources for the tech-savvy social worker

My dear colleague and tech-savvy soul mate Elizabeth Torres-Russell from Australia has collected a broad range of apps and resources for social work at her Pinterest website. Among others you can … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 1 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

Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade – US Federal Trade Commission Report

The US Federal Trade Commission issued a new staff report, “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade,” examining the privacy disclosures and practices of apps offered for … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Must-have Apps to get your social work job done

At Mobile Social Work you can find a lot of information about the use of your smartphone in the work with clients. Just have a look at the app section … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Feelings in a Flash – An Android App For Kids To Track And Share Their Moods

Feeling in a Flash is an Android app by teens and for teens that enables children to track and share their feelings with friends on Facebook. The free app helps … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

The three problems of mobile apps for social work

  Jessie Gruman, founder and president of the Washington, DC based Center for Advancing Health, wrote a post about „What patients want from mobile apps“ where she shares her thoughts … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Are you afraid of Facebook? These apps protect your privacy!

Preston Gralla, editor for and author of more than 45 books, wrote a short post about 7 apps that guard your privacy on Facebook and other social media. These … Continue reading

March 22, 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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