There is no legal age for children to stay at home alone in Texas. The following is taken directly from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website found in the related links below.
Supervision of children is basic to the prevention of harm. Adequate supervision means an adult caregiver is accountable for the child's care. Although, there is no Texas law that defines a specific age at which a child may be left home alone, there are several factors that should be taken into consideration when deciding how closely to supervise a child, including: * the age, emotional maturity and capability of the child; * layout and safety of the home, play area, or other setting; * neighborhood circumstances, hazards, and risks; * the child's ability to respond to illness, fire, weather, or other types of emergencies; and * whether the child has a mental, physical, or medical disability. The number of children left unsupervised, the accessibility to other responsible adults, the length of time or frequency with which the child is left alone, and the child's knowledge of the parent's whereabouts are additional relevant factors. There 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.
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 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 amount of time(such as just after school). The most common statement is that a child's maturity should be the determining factor and not just age.
Legal minimum home alone age in IL is 13.
yes. they can because they would be kind of like the adult if its legal to leave them home alone.
Is the neighbor in the house with them? If not, then your child should be 10years old before they can stay at home alone!!!
There is no legal age for children to stay at home alone.
A child can be left home alone at home only at the age of 13......
California does not have a legal at for when children can stay at home alone. They also do not have a legal age for when children can watch younger siblings. It is generally accepted that children twelve and older are mature enough to do this.
The legal age is 13!!
13 years of age
The legal age is 13.
12 I think
I think the legal age would be at 13 when they are considered teenagers.
The legal age is about 10 and up
I believe the age is 14
The legal age is 14 for Illinois.
The legal age to stay home alone in Michigan is 11 years old. At this age, a child can babysit other children and siblings as well.
Children can stay home alone for a few hours with access to an adult at the age of 12. Children below the age of 12 cannot stay home alone for any length of time.?
14 to be left home alone 16 to baby sit