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


FiLIP is a smartwatch for children aged between 4 and 11 that allows parents to call and locate their kids. It is designed to keep kids and parents connected re-imagining … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 1 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

Children in Cyberspace: Opportunities, Risks and Safety – Cyberpsychlogy special issue 2013

Cyberpsychology – a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace – has published a special issue entitled “Children in Cyberspace: Opportunities, Risks and Safety” recently. You may want … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Want To Help Stop Youth Cyberbullying? Let Your Kids Raid More.” – Mike Langlois, GamerTherapist

This is a part of a post by Mike Langlois published on Gamer Therapist, May 23, 2013 Want To Help Stop Youth Cyberbullying? Let Your Kids Raid More. The above title is … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

In their own words: What bothers children online? – EU Kids Online

We already mentioned the EU Kids Online survey that found that 55% of 9-16 year olds think that there are things online that bother children their age. Also, 12% of … Continue reading

May 18, 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

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

Children and Screens: What is more important – what they watch or how long they watch? [INFOGRAPHIC]

TV-Screen, Computer-Screen, iPad Screen, Smartphone-Screen. Screens are as close at hand as never before. Social workers, educators, and parents usually don’t like children to be sitting in front of an … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

IPad apps for children with special needs

Jinny Gudmundsen, author of the new book iPad Apps for Kids, posted a Special for USA TODAY about „iPad apps for special needs kids“. The issues the apps he mentions address … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 2 Comments
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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