Your house is likely full of electronics that your whole family shares, and these can accumulate a whole lot of germs when passed from person to person or used simultaneously. In a 2013 UK study, researchers swabbed 30 tablets, 30 phones, and an office toilet seat. The results revealed that the tablets had 600 units of bacteria and the phones had 140 units. The typical toilet seat had only 20 units.
In order to keep your touchables touchable, regularly use disinfectant wipes that are specifically designed for screens, keyboards, or remotes. While you're at it, wipe down the other less obvious surfaces that the whole family touches. Think: light switches, plug socket switches, door handles, and taps.