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It's only a matter of time before a child begins reaching for a phone to watch videos or spending increasing amounts of time playing on an iPad. Kids are getting tech earlier than ever, too – on average, children with smartphones received them before turning 8, according to the Family Online Safety Institute. While the offer of instant entertainment can be a lifesaver, by and large parents struggle with finding a balance for their children's screen time, not to mention keeping tabs on what kids see and do while online. There are tools that can help.