In the past ten years, the amount of time our kids spend online daily has tripled; online screen time has become a regular part of even our younger kids’ lives. (Four in ten 2- to 4-year olds and half of 5- to 8-year-olds now use smartphones, video iPods or iPads). Though there are clear benefits, the Internet also poses unique parenting challenges. Fortunately, there are clues that help us monitor our cyber-kids. These seven tips will help you know what to look and listen for – and keep them safer online.

via TODAYMoms – 7 things you need to know to keep kids safe online.