Why wear gloves?
The rungs are often very rough and a good pair of padded gloves (for climbing or cycling) will be your best friends. You'll avoid hurting yourself on the cable which often has broken strands.
Additionally, in the event of a fall they'll be nice to you!
More and more families are using via ferratas as a way to discover the mountains. Young children can now climb mountains that it would be impossible for them to do so without via ferratas.
Nonetheless, where do we set the limitis for our children, how far is it possible to go, how can we go up via ferratas safely and especially with respect?