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      What is the appropriate age of child supervision in Georgia?

      In the Facebook story of the day you wanted to know is there an age limit for kids being left home alone?

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      In the Facebook story of the day you wanted to know is there an age limit for kids being left home alone?

      The Department of Human Services reports that Georgia doesn't have any laws regarding this topic.

      Georgia does offer this set of guidelines for leaving a child without adult supervision:

    • Children under 8 years old should never be left alone, even for short periods of time.
    • Children between the ages of 9 and 12, based on level of maturity, can be left home alone for brief periods of time.
    • Children 13 and older can generally be left as babysitters, with the exception of children in foster care. It is not recommended, however, that 13 year olds babysit infants, small children and children that require special attention due to medical conditions.
    • Children 15 and older can be left home alone overnight, depending on the level of maturity of the child.
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