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

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

How Social Workers can fight Cyberbullying

Rena Malai, member of the news staff of the American National Association of Social Workers (NASW), shared her thoughts about on- and offline bullying. Here are the statements I find … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

How young people use social media and social networks for sexual health communication

Researchers from Australia explored how young people use social media and social networks for sexual health communication. Here is the abstract of the article publishes in the The International Journal … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Fifth Army | An App for Young People dealing with Depression, Bullying or Homophobia [VIDEO]

[youtube] THE FIFTH ARMY is a movement tackling three big issues affecting young people today – depression, homophobia and bullying. By completing missions and earning points to move up the … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

6 Questions to Ask before Posting to Social Networks

… Businesses need to make a coordinated effort, using a combination of policies, training and technology to mitigate the risks (to personnel as well as the business) of workers using … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Information and Resources for Cyberbullying Prevention – Cyberbully Help

If you are looking for useful information and resources for bullying prevention, for both traditional bullying and cyberbullying, have a look at … via Cyberbully Help.

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Learning machines scour Twitter in service of bullying research – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hundreds of millions of daily posts on the social networking service Twitter are providing a new window into bullying — a tough nut to crack for researchers. “Kids are pretty … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nancy Lublin: Texting that saves lives | Video on

When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking — they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to … Continue reading

June 21, 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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