Originally Posted by pigpokey
Don't believe everything you read. There's no Georgia law like that on the books, and never has been.
ok, so it's not a law, but the Department of Children and Families has Guidelines, and lets be honest, who wants to tango with DCF if they dont' have to?
|Georgia’s Guidelines for leaving a child without adult supervision:
- Children under 8 years old should never be left alone, even for short periods of time.
- Children between the ages of 9 and 12, based on level of maturity, can be left home alone for brief periods of time.
- Children 13 and older can generally be left as babysitters, with the exception of children in foster care. It is not recommended, however, that 13 year olds baby sit infants, small children and children that require special attention due to medical conditions.
- Children 15 and older can be left home alone overnight, depending on the level of maturity of the child.
Not a law, but still guidelines can be worth taking note of and following. I'll be waiting until my son is 13, before I leave him home alone with his younger sister.