There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages, but many state agencies have published guidelines (NH, Illinois, Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with very specific ages). Typically 8 year olds and over can be left at home for up to several hours (usually after school before a parent gets home from work).
12 years old appears to be the most common recommendation. http://www.latchkey-kids.com/latchkey-kids-age-limits.htm provides a state by state comparison.
the age to be home alone and babysit is around 13
The legal age someone can babysit in new zealand is 14 but at home alone for under half an hour a 13 year old can babysit
14 to be left home alone 16 to baby sit
A child must be at least 12 years old to stay home alone in Delaware. At this age, they can also babysit other children and siblings.
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.
A child must be at least 10 years old to stay home alone in New Mexico. At this age and in this state, they can also babysit their siblings.
Well, you have to be fourteen to be able to 'babysit' somebody under fourteen.
A child must be at least 11 years old to stay home alone in Michigan. They can also babysit other children and siblings at this age.
There is actually a law that states a child is not to be left home alone below the age of 16 in Nebraska. Therefore the legal age would be 16 years old in order to babysit.
the legal age to leave your child at home alone is13 so i would assume babysitters must be at least this age
in Canada it is legal to leave a 10 year old alone and a 12 year old is the age you have to be to babysit a younger person
It depends, In my state, and most states, the legal age to stay home alone is 12 or 13.