well its easy to learn front flips with like zero air just off of some tiny jump, probably less intimidating than anything else to do, your probably going to struggle to bring it around to your feet at first, but if you under rotate, its not really that big of a deal, youll at worst land on your back with like 2 or 3 feet of air, or maybe get some shin bang
backflips way easier in my opinion, as said already in this thread a bit harder to commit too but once your coming around you can spot your landing. Just dont try and set it by throwing your head back. Its all in your hips, not your head. You can start looking for the landing once your fully upside down, but for that first 180° of flip you ideally want to have your chin in pressed against your chest.
Ill also throw out another option, what about lincoln loops, theyre super easy and you can see where your going through out the whole trick, its pretty common for people to learn loops before fronts or backs
even flatspins or mistys are easier for some people to learn at first, and in a lot of ways are actually a safer than flips as your not fully inverted and normally will just land on your side if you under rotate. I did learn backys before anything else, but mistys were the next thing i learned, long before i could front flip.