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Critical conversations: Social workers’ perceptions of the use of a closed Facebook group as a participatory professional space.

  Deb Stanfield  The use of social media in our world today continues to excite and confound us; despite its significant presence in our everyday lives, we are still grappling with its true nature and coming to terms with its … Continue reading

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To post or not to post? Perceptions of the use of a closed Facebook group as a networked public space

Neil Ballantyne, Simon Lowe, Liz Beddoe  The expansion of social media is associated with rapid growth in digital spaces for civic engagement and deliberative democratic discussion.  Yet while these networked public spaces offer many possibilities for engagement and interaction, the … Continue reading

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Social Work and Social Media in Aotearoa New Zealand: Educating Social Workers across Shifting Boundaries of Social Work Identity

Deb Stanfield and Liz Beddoe    Deb and Liz are members of the @RSW Collective, which publishes a blog  Re-Imagining Social Work , set up to  provide a platform to raise awareness about the threats to humane social work services in New … Continue reading

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Reflections on social workers and social media in Aotearoa: Part 3

Introduction In two previous posts I reflected on the use of social media by social workers and social work academics.  I argued there were definite benefits associated with social media use by professional people acting in their capacity as individuals. … Continue reading

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Reflections on social workers & social media in Aotearoa: Part 2.

In my last guest post I explored some of the risks and benefits for social workers using social media. I argued that, although there were some very clear risks that social workers need to recognise and be aware of, there are also … Continue reading

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Reflections on social workers & social media in Aotearoa: Part 1.

Social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand should make greater use of social media for professional purposes.  By doing so they will contribute to a growing international community of practice, and realise benefits for social work in New Zealand.  That is … Continue reading

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