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European Children’s Use, Risk and Safety Online: Country Classification | EU Kids Online

A recent report published by EU Kids Online offers a country classification focussing at opportunities, risks, harm and parental mediation of children’s internet use. Here is the executive summary. The … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Dirk Tiu from Open Colleges Australia referred me to an interactive guide on internet safety that a team at Open Colleges recently developed. The guide that is designed like an … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Children in Cyberspace: Opportunities, Risks and Safety – Cyberpsychlogy special issue 2013

Cyberpsychology – a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace – has published a special issue entitled “Children in Cyberspace: Opportunities, Risks and Safety” recently. You may want … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safety Tips for Mobile Devices – STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. To achieve this STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ offers a broad range … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Is The Most Important Tip For Parents To Keep Their Children Safe Online

Safe Sound Family, a free resource for home security information and alarm systems with a web publishing team team of authors and editors providing advice, tips, and information on home … Continue reading

May 9, 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

The key findings of the EU kids survey on risks and safety on the internet

Here are the key findings of the The EU Kids Online survey – a survey that asked 23,420 children aged 9-16 who use the internet about the following online risks: pornography, bullying, receiving sexual … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

How Young Is Too Young for a Mobile Phone?

Ask any parent what age is appropriate for a child to have a mobile phone, and you’ll get a different answer just about every time. If you’re debating on adding … Continue reading

July 4, 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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