My kids, although young, only have very limited access to electronics. About 30 min of 'screen time' a day is what they get, if they want it. It is in an open area, and can consist of time on the computer or on an iPad. Email and other communications are never private, we keep our accounts open as well. Our family doesn't keep things secret. That's the way we have set it up all along and it seems to be working for now... crossing fingers.