The Safety Zone


    The Safety Zone

    Children who are being supervised by a responsible adult are less likely to be harmed.

    The Department of Human Resources holds the following guidelines for appropriate supervision:

    Children ages 0-8 should not be left unsupervised at any time.

    Children ages 9-12 should only be left at home for up to 2 hours.

    Children ages 13 and up may be left home alone for up to 12 hours

    pending maturity.

    Children under the age of 13 should not be left in a caretaking

    (babysitting) role.


Last Modified on May 27, 2020