AAP Study Recommends Uniform Laws that Address Home-Alone Child Neglect

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently presented in its 2019 National Conference and Exhibition, the results of a study aimed at determining the right age by which children left home-alone is not regarded as a case of child neglect. The general consensus among the survey participants suggest that they deem 12 years old as the right age for parents to leave a child alone at home for four hours or more. https://youtu.be/vEGKrz3vzvk The authors of the study noted that the question of age comes as a factor that social workers consider when evaluating potential cases of child neglect. The need to determine a home-alone child’s age is necessary as previous studies performed by other researchers, revealed that the absence of adult supervision was a common factor in more than 40 percent (40%) of injury-related deaths among American children.   https://youtu.be/9U1xJ9CRWXg However, the AAP research authors took note that child-neglect laws vary in different states, to which the results of their study has prompted them...
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