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

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

Half of Teens Couldn’t Live Without Their Phone for a Week [STUDY]

by Anita Li, Teens may seem inseparable from their cellphones, but just how addicted are they? TextPlus, a free messaging app, sets out to answer that in a new … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Social Media Helps Romantic Relationships Thrive

by Joann Pan, Once upon a time, all singles needed to worry about was waiting long enough in between dates to place the next phone call. Now, daters must … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much for Your Kids?

by Jeana Lee Tahnk, … There are so many spectacular apps out there that promote everything from reading to stargazing. Those apps, in combination with the bounty of educational … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are You Afraid of Mobile Phone Separation? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Samantha Murphy, …the fear of being without your mobile phone — also called nomophobia — affects a large portion of the population, according to new data highlighted by … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

In a Relationship: College Students and Their Smartphones [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Sam Laird, College students aren’t just concerned with getting good grades and finding the best parties. More than ever, they’re using their smartphones to navigate life on campus. … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social Media-Connected Teens Seek Time Offline [STUDY]

by Joann Pan, … Teens are aware of the dangers of excessive usage and the online potential of cruelty. However, most young adults say social media and technology positively … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do You Suffer From Social Media FOMO? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Sam Laird, Do you know FOMO? That’s not some fancy latte — it’s Fear Of Missing Out, and something that’s become a recognized thing by many social media … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do You Share Too Much on Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Sam Laird, Sharing is the basis of social media, and it can be a beautiful thing. Keeping up with family and friends as kids grow, relationships become marriages … Continue reading

June 23, 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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