Originally Posted by DeserveMusic
Keeping the player at home doesn't really protect the thing from damages or things of that nature.
Honestly, this is the last step in responsibility, before a phone, imo. I'd get her a cheap Sansa Clip+ and see if she can keep track of it. (It's a tiny player. Could easily get lost). Slowly moving up through the years to a decent smartplayer, or a phone.
The only reason to really have an mp3 player of this kind of measure is if you don't have a smart phone and don't want to pay the contract for one, but are constantly within wifi range (College students) or you just have money to blow.
I would add this purchase was also in lieu of a Nintendo DS or other portable gaming system (which so many of her same age friends have). Ill take Android's $1.00 games over buying cartridges, etc.
And completely agree CatFan.. This baby does not travel to school.