How old does a child have to be to be left alone in Georgia?

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Old Mar 23rd, 2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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Question How old does a child have to be to be left alone in Georgia?

In the state of Georgia,how old does a child have to be to be left alone? Also,how old does a child have to be to be able to babysit with no adult being around?
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I wish to inform you that in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family & Children Services provides guidelines on home alone children. There are no specific laws only guidelines on the subject matter. The guidelines provide that children below 8 should never be left alone. Those between 9 and 12 can be left home alone for short periods of time. Children at the age of 13 years can be left as babysitters. The children above 15 years of age can be left home alone for the night.

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9 is too young to be left alone. The usual age is 12. And that is only for short periods of time.
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THank you--i also was just searching for this exact information!!
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I started babysitting at 12. when I was left home alone i was about 11 almost 12!
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I started babysitting at 12. when I was left home alone i was about 11 almost 12!
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I wish to inform you that in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family & Children Services provides guidelines on home alone children. There are no specific laws only guidelines on the subject matter. The guidelines provide that children below 8 should never be left alone. Those between 9 and 12 can be left home alone for short periods of time. Children at the age of 13 years can be left as babysitters. The children above 15 years of age can be left home alone for the night.

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I think that children the age if 11 and older should be allowed to be left alone all night.
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I think that children the age if 11 and older should be allowed to be left alone all night.
I hope you do not have children that age. For leaving an 11-year old alone is extremely risky for the child and an invitation for strangers to do mayhem. An 11-year old lacks the judgment and emotional equilibrium to be left alone all night.
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I think that children the age if 11 and older should be allowed to be left alone all night.
Are you stupid???? You seriously think that it's okay to leave an 11 year old home alone??? You probably shouldn't have children as you don't have a clue of their problem solving abilities & their ability to think quickly when necessary!
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