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

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

Use Mobile Technology To Empower Woman Across The World – The SmartWoman Project [VIDEO]

The SmartWoman Project is a member-based mobile platform supporting the advancement of women around the world. Written by and designed by women, The SmartWoman Project enables women to receive learning … Continue reading

May 29, 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

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

The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity | Pew Internet & American Life Project [VIDEO]

Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections. Some 85% … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Smartphone = Smart Healthcare? [Infographic]

More people reportedly have access to mobile phones than to clean water, according to the nonprofit Tides Center that runs Assuming this is true, the implications of “mHealth” — … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Mobile Phone Networks Affect Community Health in Ghana

In Sub-Saharan African countries the typical health teams work quite extensive, as the health team includes community health workers, facility-based nurses, program-specific facilitators and a health team coordinator. To enhance … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Phone Story – Android/iPhone game by Molleindustria

Phone Story is a game for smartphone devices that attempts to provoke a critical reflection on its own technological platform. Under the shiny surface of our electronic gadgets, behind its … 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
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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