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How to protect your children from online sextortion

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:50pm

Sextortion, or sexual extortion, is one of the fastest-growing problems affecting young people in Utah. Here are five ways to protect your kids.

Have You Seen This? Teenagers can't use rotary phone

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 1:45pm

This video is going to make a lot of us feel old. These two 17-year-old boys can't figure out how to use a rotary phone.

Smartphone apps, devices to monitor your kids’ online activities

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:31am

Keeping tabs on your children’s online activities keeps getting more and more challenging in this increasingly high-tech world. Fortunately, there is help.

Students at Westminster College help elementary students dream as part of MLK celebration

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:50am

Students at Westminster college helped elementary kids build supply kits for their teachers, experience a college classroom by learning about the solubility of M&M's, play soccer and draw their dreams on graduation caps.

Have You Seen This? Boy’s adorable take on one-man a cappella

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:22pm

His humor and sweetness will charm your socks off.

What's behind the insane popularity of 'Baby Shark'?

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted Jan 15th - 7:32pm

When humans of the far future study the culture of their ancient ancestors from the year 2019, it's going to be pretty hard to avoid the topic of "Baby Shark."

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:22am

It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.

Online Mandarin tutoring helps Sunset Elementary students make global connections

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:02am

It's 3:30 a.m. in Beijing where "Jenny," a tutor with Qiao Qiao Chinese, is at her computer enthusiastically leading a fifth-grade class at Fremont Elementary School in an online lesson in Mandarin during its Monday afternoon class.

Miscarriages are common, but culture of silence keeps women quiet at work

Julia Carpenter, CNN Business  |  Posted Jan 10th - 8:24am

When Katy Lucey began to miscarry at work, she tried to hide what was happening from her colleagues. Her body tightened in painful contractions, to the point that she doubled over in pain.

Flu shot may be more effective than nasal vaccine, study says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Jan 7th - 5:14pm

A new study shows the flu vaccine nasal spray appeared to have reduced effectiveness against the flu among children, compared with the shot, in past flu seasons.

Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Jan 6th - 7:45am

Every baby born in the United States is given a routine blood test to screen for dozens of inherited medical conditions. Now, the U.S. National Institutes of Health is exploring whether to use DNA sequencing to screen newborn babies for additional genetic abnormalities and disorders. Such DNA testing would likely complement, but not replace, the current routine blood tests.

Price man prints prosthetic arm for 3-year-old boy

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 5th - 8:10am

A man in Price printed a prosthetic arm for a 3 year-old boy born with a birth defect.

Little evidence that screen time is harmful for kids, say doctors

Tara John, CNN  |  Posted Jan 4th - 9:06am

There is little evidence that screen time is in itself harmful to a child's health, says new guidance published by British pediatricians, which avoids setting limits on screen time use for children of all ages.

Opinion: Getting your child vaccinated is a gift to others

Seth Berkley, CNN  |  Posted Jan 2nd - 8:37pm

Every year, families all across the United States perform a selfless act that can help to transform the lives of millions of the most vulnerable children. I don't mean goodwill holiday donations of food or clothing, or people making out generous checks to their favorite Christmas charity. I'm not even talking about this time of year. In fact, it happens all year round and, in most cases, people aren't even aware of the positive impact they are having.

Army vet pens children's books to help during deployments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 30th - 4:53pm

A retired U.S. Army sergeant from Utah has written a pair of children's books to help families cope with the deployment of a parent.

What parents need to know about 'Bumblebee'

Dave Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Dec 21st - 5:47pm

"Bumblebee" is a fan favorite of the Transformer franchise. Find out what to expect as a parent before you take your kids to see this stand-alone movie this holiday.

Utah toddler headed home after 1,200 days in NICU

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 21st - 11:06am

A 3-year-old Utah girl who's been in the NICU for 1,200 days is heading home. She's been receiving treatment in an Ohio hospital, and her homecoming is just a small miracle in a journey that has been a challenge for her entire family.

When your child wants the truth about Santa

Katia Hetter, CNN  |  Posted Dec 20th - 7:33pm

When my kid busted us on the Tooth Fairy last year, I knew that Santa Claus was next.

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:30pm

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests.

Make Your Week: Utah boy gives Hot Wheels to family who lost everything in California fire

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:15am

If you need a little extra boost of happiness to help you make it through this week and get you to Christmas, we've got a few stories for you.