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

Net Children Go Mobile – A New European Research Project [VIDEO]

Net children Go Mobile – a new European project on children’s online experiences through mobile media has been launched in January. It explores questions like: Does mobile internet access mean … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Digital and Electronic Revolution in Social Work: Rethinking the Meaning of Ethical Practice – Ethics and Social Welfare

Abstract The recent and dramatic emergence of digital and other electronic technology in social work—such as online counseling, video counseling, avatar therapy, and e-mail therapy—has tested and challenged the profession’s … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The blurring distinction between online and offline identities | Just do it! Social media in the workplace

by Ian Watson, This month saw the publication of a really excellent report from the Government Office for Science (Foresight Future identities. Changing identities in the UK: the next 10 years) that … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Friendship 2.0: Adolescents’ experiences of belonging and self-disclosure online – Science – Journal of Adolescence

Abstract This study explores the role that digital media technologies play in adolescents’ experiences of friendship and identity. The author draws on findings from in-depth interviews with 32 adolescents (15 … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parents, Teens, and Online Privacy | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Most parents of teenagers are concerned about what their teenage children do online and how their behavior could be monitored by others. Some parents are taking steps to observe, discuss, … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Online access for disabled people | Go ON Gold

Go ON Gold is a british campaign to raise awareness about the barriers faced by disabled people in accessing computers and the Internet, and to help remove those barriers. You … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

3 ways to keep control of what your kids are doing online | Tecca

By Jennifer Jolly, Is it impossible to keep tech-savvy teens safe online? A glance at several news headlines lately sure makes it look that way. One in particular caught … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sexual Harassment in Online Gaming Stirs Anger –

AMY O’LEARY ,, wrote a great article about sexual harassment in gaming. As gamification is one of the main trends social work especially in the area of youth care is … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 1 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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