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

Do you read and understand the terms and conditions of the digital services you use? [VIDEO]

Do you read and understand the terms and conditions of the digital services you use? I must admit: I don’t read them. Nevertherless I usually agree. If you want a … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do You Know How To Set Your Privacy On YouTube? – A Quick Guide to YouTube Privacy

We may not share as much personal information on YouTube as on Facebook, but nevertheless it could be wise to have quick check of the YouTube privacy settings. Do you … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

10 Really, Really Simple Things To Protect Your ICT Privacy

Kashmir Hill, who describres herself as „a privacy pragmatist, writing about the intersection of law, technology, social media and our personal information” shared “10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Teens Grow Up With Social Media | Letterbox [INFOGRAPHIC]

Growing Up with Social Media – Infographic | Letterbox Blog.

July 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Five reasons Google Glass could make the world better – is social care going to be revolutionised?

As we here at Mobile Social Work are still figuring out the use of smartphones Helen Reynolds from Ace Digital Comms is already one step ahead. Check out her inspiring … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Monitor And Manage Kids Smartphone Usage – NQ Family Guardian [VIDEO]

Recently we had a look at the app Family Guard that enables mobile users to keep an eye on who is calling their children or other loved ones. A similar … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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
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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