But what about 10 or 12: Are those appropriate ages to leave a child home alone?
California, like most states, does not have a law that says, specifically, how old a child needs to be to stay home alone.
That decision is left up to parents, and it’s an issue every family faces at some point.28 May 2016
What is the legal age to babysit in USA?
Most experts say that by age 10 or 11, it’s OK to leave a child alone for short periods of time (under an hour) during the day, provided they’re not scared and you think they’re mature enough to handle it.20 Oct 2018
Can you babysit at 13?
However, if the babysitter is under 16, then the parent remains legally responsible for the child’s safety. But children’s charity, the NSPCC, advises that children under 13 should not be left at home alone for long periods and children under 16 should not be put in charge of younger children.8 Feb 2011
How old do you have to be to babysit in the US?
There is no law that says what age you must be before you can babysit. However, if you are under 16 years old it is against the law for you to babysit during school hours without permission from your principal. Parents can decide how old a babysitter they hire should be.19 Oct 2011
Can you leave an 11 year old at home alone?
8 to 10 Years – Should not be left alone for more than 1½ hours and only during daylight and early evening hours. 11 to 12 Years – May be left alone for up to 3 hours but not late at night or in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility. 13 to 15 Years – May be left unsupervised, but not overnight.
What age can a child sit in the front seat in California?
California law requires a child to be 8 years old to ride in the front seat. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that a child be 13 years old to sit in the front seat.
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