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

Digital Communication with Clients: Do We or Don’t We? | Bridging the Digital Divide in Social Work Practice

This is part of a post by Ellen Belluomini about the use of digital communication (e.g. email, phone, texting) in social work. Ellen Belluomini is a leader, educator, and therapist … Continue reading

August 17, 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

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

Study: Texting And Driving Kills More Teens Annually Than Drinking And Driving « CBS New York [VIDEO]

[youtube] NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Texting while driving has now surpassed drinking and driving as the leading cause of death among teens, according to a new study. More than 3,000 … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mobile Messages To Empower Mothers – MAMA – The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action [VIDEO][INFOGRAPHIC]

As it is Mother’s Day today it could be a good idea to have a look at the link between mobiles, mothers and social issues. In June 2012 we already … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Texting While Driving PSA Heddlu Gwent Police Force UK – YouTube [Video]

This powerful video being used as part of a new campaign at high schools in the United Kingdom to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. With the … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar? – How Texting & Techspeak Destroy Language Skills [INFOGRAPHIC]

Muhammad Saleem,, published this infographic that exposes how an increased reliance on text messaging and techspeak is destroying our writing and verbal communication skills. Research suggests the use of … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

5 Apps To Prevent Your Teen From Texting While Driving

by Kate Freeman, … The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) added distracted driving to its 2013 “most-wanted list” in November. So far, 35 states have passed laws banning cellphone use … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 3 Comments Goes Mobile-First to Reach Teens

by Zoe Fox, The Internet is filled with platforms for social change, from to Indiegogo to We The People. One of those remarkable platforms, approaches online activism … Continue reading

January 9, 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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