I highly recommend screen protectors. 10-year-olds aren't generally too tall, and I've had my screen protector save my Samsung Galaxy S3 from a cracked screen once already (and it probably fell from at least 12 inches higher off the ground than your DD's iPod would.) ;-)At least!Kasha is tall and she wears impossibly high heels. :)(and she's gorgeous!)Heh. DD is a bit of a shrimp. Think gymnastics, not basketball. Solid, incredibly strong, so flexible that people wince when they watch her to do the splits or a back bend (but it doesn't hurt her), and the second-shortest kid in her class.A screen protector is a really good idea. I know my Speck case has saved my iPod Touch many times, but a screen protector is good, too. Sad news, by the way -- the case DD wanted is for the Touch 4, not the Touch 5 (which she got because she wanted the blue case). So we'll have to do some more looking for a cool case.Now.... what this about SquareTrade and an insurance policy?ThyPeace, needs to go look.