Because I've noticed a fair few of dd's friends have been getting these as presents (for their birthdays - you know, the small colourful ones). She's going into yr5 but is August so still young.
Is it ok for their ears at that age? I think dd might be harbouring hopes of getting one at some stage but I'm not sure it's a good idea for children to have music plugged into their ears when they are so young.
I may be a bit overly sensitive as I lost most of my hearing in one ear after a bad infection as a child (it came back but I still lip read) so I'm looking for another perspective!
If you mean the shuffle there is a volume control on it. You could limit the amount of time she uses it. I do agrre with you though, my DD still uses the old Walkman, in the house, because she can use earphones that fit over her ears.
My DDs (9 and 7) both have ipod shuffles. Tbh they don't listen to them for very long periods. Not because I have restricted them, just because their attention span isn't great. I suspect a teenager could listen to it for much longer.