Bear in mind, that does not relieve the parents of their responsibility if problems arise.
Nor does it mean that authorities would not be able to take action against the parents depending upon the circumstances.
That being the case, parents should not leave a child alone who is not capable of preparing a simple meal, has not been completely informed of safety issues (don't open the door to strangers,etc.), is not capable of obtaining help in case of an emergency, and so forthLegal AgeThere are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages for children home alone, but many state agencies have published guidelines. Georgia, Illiniois, Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with specific ages mentioned in their laws.
"Georgia law makes it pretty clear. Between the ages of 9 and 12, you can leave a child alone for up to two hours. Age 12 and up, no more than 12 hours at a time."
- NBC Augusta.com
12 years of age appears to be the most common recommendation. Below in Related Links is an article entitled Home Alone Children Legal Age Limits which provides a state by state comparison with references.
One guideline from a California child welfare representative suggests that 8 year olds and over can be left at home for a brief period of time (usually just after school).
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.
10 or 11
In the state of Georgia, the legal age to be "home alone" is 19.
the leagle age that your child can stay home alone i Georgia is 14 years of age
13 is the legal age for a child to be left alone in the US
what age is legal to leave your child home alone in new york
There is no legal age limit for leaving a child on their own, but it is an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk
TN has no law regulating the age a child must be to stay home alone
There is no LEGAL age in US besides Maryland, Georgia, California, Illinois, and Oregon. However, there is a general recommendation of age 12 to stay home unspervised.
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.
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.
There is no legal age for children to stay at home alone.
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.
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.
A child can be left home alone at home only at the age of 13......
The legal age for a child to stay home alone in North Dakota is 9 years and up (it is unlawful for leave a child under the age of 9 alone.)
the legal age is 12 if you think they are mature to be home alone but not under the age of 12 at all!