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

Positive Technology: Using Interactive Technologies to Promote Positive Functioning

ABSTRACT It is generally assumed that technology assists individuals in improving the quality of their lives. However, the impact of new technologies and media on well-being and positive functioning is … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Use Facebook To Prevent Obesity?

A new study by Boston Children’s Hospital researchers suggests that Facebook interests could help predict, track and map obesity. Here is the abstract of the article: Assessing the Online Social … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

Evidence-Based Practice For Your iPad – The Cochrane Library iPad Edition

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a process in which the practitioner combines well-researched interventions with clinical experience and ethics, and client preferences and culture to guide and inform the delivery of … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Research Shows That Females And Males Manage Social Networks In Different Ways

    Are females and males managing their social networks networks in different ways? New quantitative research shows details of the differences. Here is the abstract of the study by … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The MIT Works on Technology to End Cyberbullying [VIDEO]

Yesterday’s post focussed on the idea that social workers are the one that should fight Cyberbullying. Although I strongly stick to this idea it is wise to have a look … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Social Media Use of Older Adults: A Mini-Review

Social Media Use of Older Adults: A Mini-ReviewLeist A.K. Gerontology (DOI: 10.1159/000346818) Abstract Background: Maintaining social relationshipshas been defined as a core element of aging well. With a considerable amount of older … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 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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