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

Do You Know How To Set Your Privacy On YouTube? – A Quick Guide to YouTube Privacy

We may not share as much personal information on YouTube as on Facebook, but nevertheless it could be wise to have quick check of the YouTube privacy settings. Do you … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

An App To Provide Information About Health Issues To Young People – Well Happy App [VIDEO]

Well Happy is a new app for iOS and Android aimed at people aged between 12 and 25 who are concerned about mental health, sexual health, and drugs, alcohol and … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Five reasons Google Glass could make the world better – is social care going to be revolutionised?

As we here at Mobile Social Work are still figuring out the use of smartphones Helen Reynolds from Ace Digital Comms is already one step ahead. Check out her inspiring … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Social Work Social Media App – Social Work Education In Your Pocket! [VIDEO]

Our dear colleagues Tarsem Singh Cooner – Social Work Lecturer and Associate Director at the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health (CEIMH) at University of Birmingham – released a … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

My Journey – A mobile app designed with and for young people to help them identify signs of poor mental health – The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team

The my Journey Mobile app is a bespoke mobile application designed with and for young people to help them identify signs of poor mental health, get advice on what helps … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

A Course on Technology and Human Rights Advocacy توانا

This highly interactive, network based course, designed for Iranian digital activists, will highlight effective digital activism tactics used by human rights movements. The course will train activists working in grassroots … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Social Media for Child Welfare Resource Guide Posted | National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology

Social media can help child welfare programs conduct activities ranging from advertising to staff recruitment, collaboration, networking, fundraising, and finding and supporting foster parents. Read the newly published resource guide … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Media Consumption on Mobile: 2011 versus Today | InMobi – Blog

by Taimour Azizuddin, How have the habits of mobile data users changed since last year? InMobi’s media consumption research study examines the attitudes, habits, and behaviors of these users … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education Curriculum

Google has … devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like: YouTube’s policies How to report … Continue reading

July 22, 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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