"Raise your hand if you’d give a kid an electronic device costing hundreds of dollars, without purchasing a child proof case for it?"
I'd raise my hand.. because before buying things for my kids I look at how easy they are to repair.
So they both have iPhones because I know that I can get a new screen for < £30 and can normally swap them in around 5-10 minutes depending on how badly broken they are. They also both have older generation iPad minis because despite being glued the screens on those are quite easy to swap too... based on this article I probably wouldn't buy them a newer iPad..
You seem to have some aversion to being well informed about your purchases.