DD broke her elbow last month and DH got her an ipad to survive the summer she was suddenly sidelined for. He set her up with her own email because it was necessary for her to download games (he learned while in Estonia for work that everything she downloaded went against his usage on his phone- the account he had her on- and her free downloads, charged internationally cost hundreds of dollars- oops).
ANYWAY. She just asked for my friend's email (she is close with our family). I am inclined to say no and only allow her to email DH and me because she's 5 and doesn't need access. On the other hand I love that it is encouraging the writing. On the other hand, she is 5. I don't want her pestering friends/adults, asking if she can play or watch her baby... On the other hand I can check with the friend and make sure she doesn't mind. But then I open the gates... sigh. DH thinks I'm ridiculous.