Stay Safe (Home Alone) Online
What we offer
- Importance of responsibility and respect while being accountable for yourself
- Importance of setting and following rules around safety when staying on your own
- How to stay safe at home and within the community
- How to prepare for, recognize and respond to unexpected situations (e.g., inclement weather, strangers, and unanticipated visits)
- Basic first aid skills including:
- Check, Call, Care (includes phoning EMS/911)
- Recovery position, conscious choking (adult/child/alone)
- Feeling unwell
- Asthma (includes use of inhaler and spacer), anaphylaxis (includes use of EpiPen), poisoning, and insect stings
- Wound care (i.e. minor cuts and scrapes, splinters, nosebleeds, bumps and bruises, life-threatening bleeding, burns)
- A computer or tablet with access to the internet
- A web camera to participate in the class
- A quite room to focus
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In Canada, there are no federal laws specifying the age at which a child can be left home alone. Each province and territory may have its guidelines or recommendations, but it’s essential for parents or guardians to use their judgment based on the child’s maturity level and readiness.
In British Columbia there’s no legislated age, but authorities recommend that children under 10 years old shouldn’t be left alone.
Knowing if your child is ready to be left home alone depends on their maturity, responsibility, and comfort level. Here are some factors to consider when determining their readiness:
Age and Maturity: While there may not be a specific legal age, consider your child’s age and maturity. Children mature at different rates. Some may be ready at a younger age, while others may need more time.
Responsibility: Evaluate your child’s level of responsibility in tasks like completing homework, chores, and following household rules. If they demonstrate responsibility in these areas, it’s a positive sign.
Comfort Level: Talk to your child about staying home alone and gauge their comfort level. Ask how they feel about it and if they have any concerns or fears. Make sure they are willing and confident in staying alone.
Some determining factors include ability to follow instructions, emergency preparedness, communication skills, and local laws and guidelines. Always use your best judgment as a parent or guardian to determine when your child is ready for this responsibility.