There are a lot of software programs your gonna fall into your computer to set permissions for websites and applications your kids can use.
Qustodio is a great free option that provides a snapshot of what your children are browsing, searching and download online.
Set controls for the websites they can visit and the amount of time they can spend on a certain site.
Custodial also works on mobile devices.
To specifically monitor time and usage on a smartphone, try the parental control board app that costs $12 a year.
Monitor your child's daily Use online and on certain applications and even use the app as a location tracker to monitor their whereabouts.
If you have younger children you might encourage them to use the tools and games found through PBSKids.org.
Keep track of what they're playing and for how long through the free parental version, PBS Kids Supervision.
And finally, turn your own iPod, iPhone, or iPad into a security camera.
Download the free MiniThings app, create a username, and use one device as a camera and another to check the feed In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cNet.com for CBS News.