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

Which Social Media Apps Youth Workers should know – Teen’s Favourites

Lela Davidson – author, essayist and freelance journalist for TODAY Moms – recently shared her view on social media apps that are used by young people. In her post “Moms, … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Keep It Clean: 8 Tools to Block Porn and Sexting

By Taylor Casti, If Anthony Weiner has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes naughty pics just aren’t worth it. Sexting and pornography can be a problem for parents with … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEXTING & DRIVING …IT CAN WAIT | Initiative 4 Teens About The Dangers [VIDEO]

The initiative TEXTING & DRIVING … IT CAN WAIT works on raising the awareness on how fatal texting and driving can be by asking to join the movement pledging to … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Catfishing: A Growing Trend In Cyberbullying – CyberBullyHotline

Cyberbullying remains one of the major problems in the use of social media. A growing trend in Cyberbullying is „Catfishing“ – using a false identity online for networking or bullying … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Facebook, Google+, Instagram & Snapchat? Here Are The Safety Guides – ConnectSafely

ConnectSafely – a website that offers resources for parents, teens, educators, advocates, and policy makers about safe, civil use of Web and mobile technology – recently published two new safety guides … Continue reading

June 7, 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

Which Social Network would you choose to reach Teens? Tumblr or Facebook? (Part I)

If you want to reach out to young people via Social Networks one of the decisions you have to make developing your social media strategy is which social Network to … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

How (And Why) Teenagers Hide Their Online Activity – Edudemic [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Katie Lepi, … this infographic from ZoneAlarm […] sheds light on how teens are circumventing their parents or teachers and living a sort of secret online life. […] it’s … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Forced marriage phone app launched to help youngsters – BBC News

A new smartphone app to help young people who may be at risk of being forced into marriage has been launched by a London charity. It has been designed by … Continue reading

February 1, 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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