Originally Posted by UKCatFan
Could be wrong, but it sounds like you do not have children in school. The amount of damage potential from passing it around to others to see in class, on the bus, at sports practices, etc is MUCH larger than anything that can happen at home. I speak from experience with three children from 18 to 10. Their own experiences of MP3 players broken, a stolen ipod, rain damaged phones... (the list goes on!) proves to me that an electronic device kept at home will live a much longer life. Numerous friends with similar age children have had very similar experiences of damage and theft.
This is our 10 yo daughter's fourth MP3 player and all the other three still work. We learned from the other two kids to not let them go out of our sight. Sorry, but your take on this is just incorrect. My daughter is thrilled with her player BTW. She doesn't want a larger tab (her older sister got a Fire and she is not jealous at all) and she doesn't want a phone either. We asked her a couple weeks ago since we had the chance to add one to our plan for a $5 savings per month with unlimited everything. She did not want it and our other daughter changed her number so we could take advantage of the deal and we now save $25 per month!
I'm glad. You're correct. I'm a college student myself. Only thing I have to go on was my sister's inability to keep anything where it belongs. She lost a mp3 player she was supposed to keep at home, too. Huh. Didn't find it when we recently moved either.
I wasn't trying to tell you how to parent, and I apologize if it came off that way. I'm glad she enjoys her new toy. I love mine too.
Now we just need a custom ROM and we'll be good to go. Haha.