Smartphone cases are a necessity, specially for kids who may not be as careful or caring towards their devices. A good smartphone case offers additional all-around protection, it adds substantial grip to otherwise slippery surfaces as well as offers various ways to stand and position smartphones for viewing. These cases also need to be attractive and convey a sense of fun so kids continue to use them.

Smartphone cases designed for kids need to offer all the protection and functionality of regular cases but they also have to be appealing.  Here are some of the ones we think kids will appreciate the most.

Kate Spade New York Hollyhock fitted case

Get a smartphone case that can keep up with your vibrant, trendy lifestyle with this Kate Spade new york case for the iPhone.

Durable hard plastic and a shock-resistant bumper absorb impacts and guard your phone against drops, dents, and scratches.

Ideal for stylish kids who want unique yet well fitted protection for their device.

This stylish hard shell case protects against nicks, scratches, and smudges. Features a slim and lightweight case with an easy-to-grip texture

OtterBox Symmetry Disney Classic Fitted Hard Shell Case

Here’s  fun case with classic Disney characters and designs that also keeps your iPhone in tiptop shape while also adding merriment and deslight with this Disney Symmetry case from Otterbox.

This whimsical case features Mickey Mouse and offers a sturdy design without extra bulk.

Sturdy one-piece construction offers easy installation. This is a fitted hard case that will endure the knocks and drops of everyday use.

UAG Outback Feather Light Rugged Case

Good enough for military drop tests, this Urban Armour Gear Case brings protection to corners and borders of smartphones while retianing a moderately lightweight profile.

Purposely built for rugged use it has a traction grip exterio. Made out of impact resistant rubber, it also hasoversized rubber buttons designed to be accessible even when wearing gloves.

LifeProof Fitted Hard Shell Case

Tackle life’s greatest adventures while keeping your smartphone safe and secure in this Lifeproof FRE case.

Featuring airtight design and rugged construction renders it waterproof up to 2m and drop-proof from 6.6 feet. It’s also snow-proof, dust-proof, and dirt-proof, so wherever life takes you, you can take your S8 along with confidence.
This Waterproof, snow-proof sealing case means your device can survive the elements and accidental submersion in up to 2 metres of water for 1 hour, and a drop-proof construction that can survive falls from up to 6.6 feet, which makes it ideal for the daily grind.
This case also comes with built-in protective cover shield to protect the display. This is a remarkably low-profile case that offers above-average protection.

OtterBox Defender Fitted Hard Shell Case

Few cases can endure the punishment and insane tolerance that OtterBox Defender cases can. These legendary ruggedized cases guard your phone against damage from inevitable drops and daily wear-and-tear with this Otterbox Defender case.
Three layers absorb impact and prevents scratches and scuffs. Port covers keep dirt out but still provide easy access to your headphone jack and charging port.
The use of silicone covering, which wraps around the inner shell, provides a solid defense against sudden drops. This is a chunky case and it does add weight and bulk, but it is also one of the most resilient and technically engineered accessories out there.

DreamWireless High-End Skin Case

With quirky and fun designs, the DreamWireless High-End Skin case provides your wireless device the maximum protection against scratches and scuffs enabling you to keep your wireless device in new condition and well preserving its looks and features.
Made with grade A silica gel this case is not only durable long lasting but also equips the wireless device with a soft and comfortable surface.
All the openings for the dock connector charger side buttons speaker microphone and camera were precisely cut to allow full access to all the wireless device functions.
 User-friendly and  easy to install, this case provides a fun and functional alternative that kids will love.

OtterBox Symmetry Series Case

May the Force (and ultra-protective smartphone protection) be with you with this OtterBox Symmetry Series case. Featuring a synthetic rubber interior, a polycarbonate shell, and graphics inspired by Star Wars.
This protective case offers a simple one-step installation, and sports a raised beveled edge to safeguard your screen.
Colourful Rebel Alliance or First Order designs show whether users are more inclined to the Dark Side or the Light. Features OtterBox’s patented protections and solid fit and finish.

Case-Mate Naked Tough Waterfall Fitted Hard Shell Case

Merging protection with a bit of playfulness is Case-Mate’s Waterfall Case.
Enjoy a cascading waterfall of glitter and sparkle on your Case-Mate iPhone 7 waterfall case.
Designed to protect your iPhone from bumps and scrapes, this fitted soft-shell case features enhanced dual-layer protection. Champagne metallic button accents contribute to an aura of intrigue.

These are just some of the notable smartphone cases that will work well for kids.

Gadjo Sevilla
Gadjo is a veteran journalist covering consumer technology, lifestyle and business. He has written for international newspapers, magazines and online publications. He is founder of as well as an avid photographer and travel enthusiast.