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

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

Growing Up with Social Media – Infographic | Letterbox Blog.

July 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

What Is More Influential On Digital Inequality? Sociodemographic Factors Or Devices? | Journal of Communication

Digital Divides From Access to Activities: Comparing Mobile and Personal Computer Internet Users Abstract Digital inequality can take many forms. Four forms studied here are access to Internet, use of … Continue reading

July 24, 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

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

How To Bring Mobile Internet To Rural Underserved Areas In Africa – BRCK [VIDEO]

What is the BRCK? And how can it bring mobile internet to rural underserved areas in Africa or elsewhere. BRCK is a kickstarter project from Ushahidi – „a non-profit technology … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The MIT Works on Technology to End Cyberbullying [VIDEO]

Yesterday’s post focussed on the idea that social workers are the one that should fight Cyberbullying. Although I strongly stick to this idea it is wise to have a look … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

How you can use the internet faster, more private and more secure – [Video] is a service that helps you to use the internet in your own terms: faster, more private and more secure. Disconnect promises to make „the web a lot better“. … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stop talking about THE digital media! Theses from the Cyberwork Conference in Germany

Today my colleague Timo Nicklaus and me are attending the Cyberwork Conference in Bremen/Germany. The key note by Jöran Muuß-Merholz on „Educational work in the age of web 2.0“ made … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Guide and Guard Children in a Digital World – Kids and Media

As a Social Worker parents will ask you for advice in the use of Internet, Mobile Phones, Gaming, or TV and Movies as they find that their children are using … Continue reading

April 12, 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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