The age at which a child can be left at home alone is only legislated in two states, Maryland and Illinois. The legal check is whether or not the child is safe and has the ability to take care of themselves. Most authorities agree that leaving a 12 year old alone at home for an hour or two is acceptable, but they should not be responsible for other children.
There is no legal minimum age in which a child can be left home alone overnight in Virginia. However it is not recommended that any child be left home alone at all until at least age 12.
There are currently no laws in Virginia about a child staying home alone. It is basically left up to the parents to decide if their own child is ready to stay home alone.
The Virginia law is not specific about what age a child may be left alone.
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13 is the legal age for a child to be left alone in the US
Your child should be over 20 years to remove the child from home in Virgina. ADDED: The legal age of emancipation is Virginia is 18 years.
TN has no law regulating the age a child must be to stay home alone
There is no legal minimum age in which a child can be left home alone overnight in Missouri. However it is never recommended that a child younger than age 12 be left home alone at all.
The legal age in California to leave a child home is 9 years old. There is no legal age set for leaving a child home in California, but there are guidelines. The legal status of leaving a child home alone all determines whether there are any disturbances within the neighborhood as a result of the child being left home alone. This means that the child must be both responsible and trustworthy in order to be named LEGAL.
In Ontario, Canada it is not legal to leave a young child home alone overnight. After the age of 16, a child can be left alone over night.
A child can be left home alone at home only at the age of 13......
West Virginia is not one of the states that have a set age for when a child can be left home alone. However, there are general guidelines for when children can stay home alone overnight. The recommended age for staying home alone overnight is between 16, and 17 years old.
the legal age is 12 if you think they are mature to be home alone but not under the age of 12 at all!
There is no legislated legal age. The parent has the responsibility to ensure that the child is properly cared for. The age at which a child is capable of being home alone varies by child and situation.
The state of Alaska does not have a latchkey law. This means there is no legal age at which a child can be left home alone. It is however not recommended that a child under age 12 be left alone without a parent or guardian present.
Legally there is no set age, the national SAFEKIDS campaign recommends that no child under the age of 12 be left alone, however you should consider their age and maturity level.
I think the legal age is 12 years old.
In the state of Georgia, a child can legally be left home alone at age 8. This is not however recommended. No child should be left home alone until they are at least 12. And they should never be left home alone overnight.