Some safeguards for children home alone
Many American parents work and have to leave their children on their own at home at least part of the time. Most parents worry about the safety of their children when they're home alone.
There are measures parents can take that will protect their kids even when parents can't be home. Following the safeguards listed below - tips from National Crime Prevention Council - can help ease some of the worry, too.
What you can do
Make sure your children are old enough and mature enough to care for themselves. In some states, there are laws about the age at which children can be left at home alone. M...