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

Which Social Media Apps Youth Workers should know – Teen’s Favourites

Lela Davidson – author, essayist and freelance journalist for TODAY Moms – recently shared her view on social media apps that are used by young people. In her post “Moms, … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

More Than Every Second Social Media Users Suffers From Fear Of Missing Out – FOMO [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following infographic is based on a survey conducted online within the USA by Harris Interactive on behalf of among 2084 adults in 2013. It shows that … people … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 1 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

Social Media Addiction Disorder – [INFOGRAPHIC]

In 2012 researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway developed and published a Facebook Addiction Scale to measure the addiction to social media based on the six core elements … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

How Social Workers can fight Cyberbullying

Rena Malai, member of the news staff of the American National Association of Social Workers (NASW), shared her thoughts about on- and offline bullying. Here are the statements I find … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pinterest as a therapeutic tool … In Defense of Pinterest | Wired Design |

BY CLIVE THOMPSON, Therapists often run into a curious problem during treatment: Clients aren’t very good at describing their emotions. How exactly do you express the nature of your … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Social Media for Child Welfare Resource Guide Posted | National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology

Social media can help child welfare programs conduct activities ranging from advertising to staff recruitment, collaboration, networking, fundraising, and finding and supporting foster parents. Read the newly published resource guide … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is Social Media Destroying Your Self-Esteem? – Forbes

by J. Maureen Henderson, Forbes Women are now more active than men across major social media platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook and have a stronger attachment to social networking … Continue reading

July 12, 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
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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