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

What ICT Competency Social Workers Should Have? – Get inspired by the UNESCO Framework for Teachers [Video]

UNESCO published an ICT Competency Framework for Teachers which intends „to inform educational policy makers, teacher-educators, providers of professional learning and working teachers on the role of ICT in educational … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

15 Strategies Educators Can Use to Stop Cyberbullying : InformED

by Miriam Clifford, The advent of technology has brought with it familiar problems in new forms. Yet cyberbullying is unique in many ways. What makes cyberbullying so different than … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social networking sites and politics | Pew Internet & American Life Project

by Lee Rainie, Aaron Smith,   It turns out that birds of a feather don’t always flock together on social networking sites when it comes to politics. There is evidence in … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Access to technology can help prevent violent conflicts | Ozonnia Ojielo | UNDP

Ozonnia Ojielo, UNDP Coordinator for Conflict Prevention and Recovery, share his thoughts about the potential of mobile phone technology: … more people in developing countries who had no access to … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Life as a Refugee – Have you got what it takes to survive? UNHCR Game for iPhone/iPad & Android

Every minute eight people are forced to flee war, persecution or terror. If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Built for iOS and Android, ‘MY LIFE AS A … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

11 Outstanding Nonprofit Reports You Should Read – Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media –

by Avi Kaplan, Senior Strategist at Rad Campaign,via There are a ton of smart people writing about nonprofit technology and communications to help nonprofit communicators keep up on the … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Adventures and Future Ideas in a Digital Age – Living Proof Podcast #100 – Dr. Nancy Smyth, UB School of Social Work

Dr. Smyth discusses the early days of the series, the impact so far, and her thoughts about the future as Social Work and Social Work Education comes to grips with … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Internet Access Is a Human Right, Says United Nations

by Alex Fitzpatrick, Is Internet access and online freedom of expression a basic human right? The United Nations’ Human Rights Council unanimously backed that notion in a resolution on … Continue reading

July 10, 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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