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

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

Are Social Work Advocacy Groups Using Web 2.0 Effectively? – Taylor & Francis Online

Abstract This article describes social work advocacy efforts, states what Web 2.0 technology has to offer social work advocacy, and presents original research on the current levels of Web 2.0 … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pause Before Posting About Work On Social Media Pages | Private Practice Toolbox

by Kimberly Sandstrom, In the first post on this topic, my goal was to bring awareness to our community about the hazards of posting personally about clients. Although our clients … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 1 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

The Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook | Idealware

From Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn, nonprofits are flocking to social media, but not everyone is prepared for the challenges and ramifications of what you post–or how to manage the … Continue reading

December 2, 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

Can Facebook manipulate social change?

In his article on Facebook’s social scientists hunt  for insights about human behavior technology review author TOM SIMONITE gives two examples of social engineering done by Facebook: In April, influenced … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social care in the e-professionalism era | Social care network | Guardian Professional

Social media and the web have transformed. Saying you don’t know how to use social media is increasingly like saying you don’t know how to use email or how to … Continue reading

June 15, 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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