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

How Young People Use Mobiles – Top 7 Statistics from The Mobile Youth Report

Reblogged from: The Mobile Youth Report Top 7 Statistics from The Mobile Youth Report The way millennials use smartphones is changing. Latest trends reveal the culture of mobile behavior of … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Next Three Years Apps In Healthcare Will Skyrocket [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Spark Report – is a web publication by Demi and Cooper Advertising and DC Interactive Group – recently published this infographic on „MOBILE AND SMARTPHONES IN HEALTHCARE – A … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Smoking Cessation Support By Phone: What Information Do Smokers Want?

There are different approaches to support smokers that want to quit smoking. In the mobile area there are on the one hand services based on texting like for example Smokefree … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stop talking about THE digital media! Theses from the Cyberwork Conference in Germany

Today my colleague Timo Nicklaus and me are attending the Cyberwork Conference in Bremen/Germany. The key note by Jöran Muuß-Merholz on „Educational work in the age of web 2.0“ made … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

How mobile phones and social media keep us connected

Mobile Social Work focusses on two topics in relation to social work: mobile phones and social media. The close connection between the two topics can be seen in a recent … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cell Phone Use Is Contagious, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | By Dino Grandoni In 2011, two researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study in which they observed pairs of young people roughly between 16 … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Effects of a mHealth intervention for alcohol relapse prevention

Although most experts consider alcoholism to be a chronic disease, characterized like other chronic illnesses by frequent relapses, patients leaving treatment are not typically offered ongoing support to prevent relapse, … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Smartphones a New Risky Avenue for Sex Among Teens

The use of smartphones is associated with an increased likelihood of being solicited for sex on the Internet, and having sex with an Internet-met partner among teens, according to new … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Smartphones Throw the Homeless a Lifeline – Mobiledia

BY MARGARET ROCK, People commiserate on social media, but the homeless use Facebook, Twitter and even email to maintain life-saving connections. Millions turn to Facebook to post the upset … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 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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