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

Apps To Foster Kid‘s Creativity – Digital Fun For Creativ Kids

Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in … Continue reading

May 31, 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

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

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

Safe, Secure and Responsible Online – OnGuardOnline Offers Resources [INFOGRAPHIC][VIDEO] is the US federal government’s website to help educators, parents, techies, small business, military, and kids be safe, secure and responsible online. Therefore OnGuardOnline offers a wide range of resources … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

23 Facts About Kids And Technology You Might Not Know

The Huffington Post, the first commercially run, United States digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize, recently published a post on a study about kids‘ use of social media … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Protecting Your Privacy – Information And Tools Offered By Microsoft

„Your Privacy is Our Priority“ is one of Microsoft’s slogans. To support consumers in the protection of their online information Microsoft provides a wide range of resources – of course … Continue reading

May 5, 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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