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.
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.
Useful text and highly relevant for social workers
supplementary text for our social work students
Generaly an interesting read but we are now being limited to reduce lists of titles.
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.
Useful to use with new students to establish good digital practice. Students are able to gain a clear understanding of the issues associated with the complexities of the Digital Divide.
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.
Very beneficial text book for Social Work in a digital society. Great application of concepts to reality in practice.
Really interesting text and very relevant for students who will face many challenges related to digital technology throughout their working careers
Useful for students to hone their technology skills and to stretch those who think they already know how to use technology. Ethical issues useful too.
This is a confusing subject for many in social work be it students or CPD post qualifying .
This book helps get the basics right and then build on them. A timely addition to most courses
This is a useful book on a neglected topic. It will be valuable for students on qualifying (undergraduate) social work courses needing to get to grips with the evolving world of information technology as it impacts on professional practice.
Interesting text........good for L4 social work students. Advantages and pitfalls of social networking.
useful introduction and equips students as per the subject benchmark statement on IT.
This is a well written book which will be invaluable to both practitioners and students alike. It is informative and thought provoking in its analysis of the impact of the digital society on marginalised people. It also helped me to consider my own digital footprint and to assess its impact on my privacy. A real strength of the book is its description of new technology and software applications which can make a real difference to service-users’ lives. I enjoyed reading this book and thoroughly recommend it.
A thorough book, useful for a Social work Degree