depends really on their maturity. If it's not going to be supervised by the parent then it takes alot of trust that he/she will respect and treat it properly as well as not get mixed up with any bad stuff that is on the internet.
I don't think I'll give my kids one until they pay for it themselves lol.
Lol.I have a 12 year old in my family and he wants one really bad.I can trust him with one because he is very responsible[he takes care of his own aquarium just like me!]I want one myself.Any suggestions?