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This book will help students develop their understanding of how the internet is impacting on social work education and practice in 21st century. Essential reading for students interested in the influence of digital technology and social media, including the impact of digital divides, this book looks at how the value-base of social work can have a positive effect on service users and carers who engage with digital services.
Social Impact of ICT in 21st Century
Contemporary Digital Policy
Digital Equity, Digital Divides
Implications for Education
Implications for Placements
Social Work in a Digital Society is valuable addition to social work education. Its strengths lie in the clarity of the content presented and in the organization of the chapters... What is most commendable is the attention to social exclusion and marginalization that runs through the work. The underlying themes of social justice will endure as a dominant critical analysis.
Clinical Social Work Journal
A good introduction to the topic which needs to be explored in social work training in our modern age.
I have a particular interest in this area and I find it an area of interest for many new students, espacially those familiar with technology from an early age. I found it useful in engaging students in this area as it was an accesible and well put together text. The students I have reccomended it to found it beneficial in developing their knowledge on how technology can be applied in a social work context.
Mr David McKendrick
Division of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University
The book provides a good overview on the importance of IT skills within social work. The book also outlines issues arising in the contemporary context of social media and social work and is thought provoking for strudents, who may not have considered these aspects of practice.
Miss Jessica Wagner
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
The Digital Society is increasingly becoming the "norm". Even if individuals choose not to join they will need to know what it is and how to avoid it. This is the book that shows what effect the rush into "Digitalism" can have.
Mr Maurice Fordy
Sociology and Social Work / Policy, Solihull College