hes only a child come on. trust has nothing to do with it. every one starts some where. if i was looking at spending that kind of money i would just buy him a nikon or a canon. but hey thanks any way
From your reaction it's clear that you don't trust your child enough with a camera, and shouldn't buy him anything.
For the record, I was borrowing my parents camera from a young age, and never mistreated it. If your kid is mature enough to actually enjoy PHOTOGRAPHY (not just taking snapshots), he's probably mature enough to take care of a cheap camera like the rugged one I showed you.