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

Privacy and Security on Facebook [Infographic]

The guys at The Best Computer Science Schools asked me to share this infograhic about privacy and security on Facebook (Thanks to Naomi Paton). Good to check it out and think about … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do You Know How To Set Your Privacy On YouTube? – A Quick Guide to YouTube Privacy

We may not share as much personal information on YouTube as on Facebook, but nevertheless it could be wise to have quick check of the YouTube privacy settings. Do you … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy –

Amy-Mae Elliott, writer for, published a post that explores how to lock down Facebook account‘s privacy settings. It’s a simple step-by-step guide covering issues like who can see your … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Good Apps for Children – Chriteria Database and Live Presentation [VIDEO]

What are the criteria for good apps for children and which apps fulfil these? This is the question that was worked on in an open online course offered by the … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Teens Deal With Social Media And Privacy – The Pew Internet & American Life Project

The Pew Internet & American Life Project published a new report on Teens, Social Media, and Privacy. Here are the key findings:   Teens are sharing more information about themselves … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade – US Federal Trade Commission Report

The US Federal Trade Commission issued a new staff report, “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade,” examining the privacy disclosures and practices of apps offered for … Continue reading

May 15, 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

Privacy In The Age Of The Smartphone – Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Facts Sheets

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), a California nonprofit corporation working on consumer information and consumer advocacy related to how technology affects personal privacy, offers several services to empower consumers to protect … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 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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