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

What Do People Expect from Sexting?

The following text is taken from a press release by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, August 8, 2013—As many as 20% of adolescents and 44% of young … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Could social networking prevent suicide in teenagers? Study finds most young people would turn to technology to ask for help | Mail Online

Helen Collis, Mail Online, recently shared a post discussing the question if social networking could provent teenage suicide. She refers to a study by Scottye Cash, College of Social Work … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Review of Facebook Research in the Social Sciences

Abstract With over 800 million active users, Facebook is changing the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another and share information. A rapidly growing body of research … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parents, Teens, and Online Privacy | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Most parents of teenagers are concerned about what their teenage children do online and how their behavior could be monitored by others. Some parents are taking steps to observe, discuss, … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

ChildLine held 274 counselling sessions about sexting in 2011/12 | Mail Online

Childline has received hundreds of calls from teenage girls under pressure to send boys sexual images of themselves in a phenomenon known as ‘sexting’. Many say they have already sent … Continue reading

August 26, 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

“Facebook Depression?” Social Networking Site Use and Depression in Older Adolescents [STUDY]

Abstract Purpose To evaluate the association between social networking site (SNS) use and depression in older adolescents using an experience sample method (ESM) approach. Methods Older adolescent university students completed … Continue reading

July 18, 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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