I think it would be more like kids under 11 as i am 14 and own a netbook as well as many other expensive electronics.
Although there are only a few people that are really good with technology,
if they know how to use it and are good with using it, its usualy safe... (unless there really angry :a).
Besides, if they get a laptop, the more expensive it is the beter its looked after
(from fear of there parents grounding them ).