My kid was part of the problem. She even used a nail--yes, a NAIL as a stylus, once. Until about 2008 or 2009, she was known as "The Executioner" of DS systems and "The Deleter of Saves". 😂
LOL! Thanks, that genuinely made me laugh out loud. My nephews were very young at the time that I was carrying my DS on trips to visit them. The youngest would always beg to play with it. He left his mark on the touchscreen which I think made me a permanent convert to buying screen protectors for everything.