I don't see how a Treo can be bad for a kid to have. It's really no different than a gameboy or one of those handheld PMPs they sell in the toy section now. If your child can realize the value of the device, take care of it, and not abuse the privelege, I don't see anything wrong with a kid having one. Hell, you see middle schoolers with blackberries and ipod touches all the time now, why not Treos?