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

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

Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade – US Federal Trade Commission Report

The US Federal Trade Commission issued a new staff report, “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade,” examining the privacy disclosures and practices of apps offered for … Continue reading

May 15, 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

txtm8 – Using Text Services to Provide Advice and Information to Young People [VIDEO]

How can mobiles be used to provide advice and information to young people? Txtm8 – a free and confidential sex and relationships text service for young people in London, United … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

These are the unwritten rules of Facebook – BPS Research Digest

by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest With over a billion users worldwide, Facebook has become a fundamental part of social life. Much as there are long-standing unwritten … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social Media and Mobile Phones in the work with vulnerable young people – MUNCH POKE PING CONFERENCE [Video]

On Monday 19th November 2012 the MUNCH POKE PING Conference was held in London.  MUNCH POKE PING is a two year research and film-making project run by E-safety and child … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

75 Percent of Homeless Youth Use Social Media, Study Indicates – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly – Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

BY AINE CREEDON, Researchers from the University of Alabama and the National Science Foundation have recently released a study in Computers in Human Behavior titled “The homeless use Facebook?! … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do you know how to use your smartphone in youth care? Mobile Learning & Professional Development in Youth Care

Her are two situations you or your colleagues may know… Think of yourself as working in a youth center. A lot of your young visitors are also “friends” of your … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

3 ways to keep control of what your kids are doing online | Tecca

By Jennifer Jolly, Is it impossible to keep tech-savvy teens safe online? A glance at several news headlines lately sure makes it look that way. One in particular caught … Continue reading

September 13, 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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