I predict that in ten years or less you will be able to get a digital camera as a free toy in a McDonald's Happy Meal. I'm only half kidding. The price of digital cameras has dropped so much that it's no big deal for a child to have one. In fact, if you kids have cell phones they probably already have a phone.
Just like anything, a child can get into trouble with technology and abuse it (the same can be said for adults). But my ten year old girl, "Snip", has a camera and I love to look at the things she decides photograph. Here's a sample of some of her most recent work...
3. Cousin Kylie
(True story: Kylie lives three houses down from us and we recently discovered that we are related!)
This last picture is spectacular. Be sure to click on it to see a larger version. This little girl may have an eye for photography.