Carrie Rogers-Whitehead

Does shutting down controversial apps keep kids safe online?

Does shutting down controversial apps keep kids safe online?

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 8:01 p.m.

When a controversial app known for its anonymity and popularity for sexual content shuts down, its users simply find an alternative platform to use, data shows.
National group with Utah ties aims to fix app-rating system in effort to protect children

National group with Utah ties aims to fix app-rating system in effort to protect children

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 2:31 p.m.

A national group with Utah ties seeks to fix app ratings to protect children.
6 random chat apps parents should know about

6 random chat apps parents should know about

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 2:30 p.m.

While the idea of talking to strangers may seem off-putting to some, apps and websites that allow users to anonymously or randomly chat with one another have become increasingly popular. Here are six chat apps and websites parents should know about.
5 ways to be safer online at home

5 ways to be safer online at home

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 3 - 10:01 a.m.

Americans spend over 22 hours a week online. Nearly 18 of those hours are spent on their home internet. Are you safe?
12 apps that are actually helpful for senior citizens

12 apps that are actually helpful for senior citizens

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 24 - 5:10 p.m.

As more senior citizens adopt smartphones, app developers have worked to meet the unique needs and challenges of this demographic. Here are 12 apps that might actually be useful for the more elderly among us.
3 tips to help the seniors in your life avoid tech scams

3 tips to help the seniors in your life avoid tech scams

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 20 - 2:36 p.m.

Scams that target the elderly are on the rise. Here are three ways to help you and the seniors in your life avoid tech scams that could cost thousands.
5 ways technology is changing relationships

5 ways technology is changing relationships

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 25 - 11:58 a.m.

Technology has fundamentally changed the way we interact with each other.
Loot boxes: What parents need to know about the controversial video game craze

Loot boxes: What parents need to know about the controversial video game craze

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 12 - 4:08 p.m.

Loot boxes are digital treasure chests, sometimes achieved through game play and other times by paying a fee. Here's what parents need to know about them.
What the state legislature is doing to address school and student safety

What the state legislature is doing to address school and student safety

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 27 - 5:47 p.m.

Two bills, HB 120 and HB 17, have been introduced in efforts to make schools safer.
An intro to artificial intelligence for the average human (you)

An intro to artificial intelligence for the average human (you)

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 30 - 12:55 p.m.

If your idea of artificial intelligence stems more from sci-fi than reality, here's AI 101 for the average human.
How to protect your children from online sextortion

How to protect your children from online sextortion

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 4:50 p.m.

Sextortion, or sexual extortion, is one of the fastest-growing problems affecting young people in Utah. Here are five ways to protect your kids.
Here's what screen time is doing to our brains

Here's what screen time is doing to our brains

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 12:50 p.m.

Researchers still don't know everything screen time does to our brains, but here's what they know so far.
The discord with Discord: What parents need to know about the popular gamer chat

The discord with Discord: What parents need to know about the popular gamer chat

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 12:43 p.m.

If you're the parent of a gamer, especially a young one, here's what you need to know about Discord — a popular video game chat platform that's fostered alt-right hate speech and revenge porn.
7 mindfulness apps to help you stay calm during the holiday season

7 mindfulness apps to help you stay calm during the holiday season

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 12:13 p.m.

The holidays are officially here. Are you feeling stressed?
Salt Lake City commits to forming digital inclusion plan. Here's why that matters

Salt Lake City commits to forming digital inclusion plan. Here's why that matters

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 2:01 p.m.

Almost 20 percent of the population in Salt Lake City does not have a computer. Now, Salt Lake's committed to addressing that and other issues.
Here's what you need to know about cyberbullying

Here's what you need to know about cyberbullying

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 1:45 p.m.

Nearly 15 percent of students experience bullying over text, social media or other electronic means. And while we know cyberbullying is an issue, we don't fully understand its cause.
If your kids are using anonymous messaging app Lipsi, they probably shouldn't

If your kids are using anonymous messaging app Lipsi, they probably shouldn't

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 4:15 p.m.

What if anyone within a 100-yard radius could send you anonymous messages? What could go wrong, right?