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Would you call CPS?

Posted by on Mar. 3, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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If you knew your family member or a good friend was leaving their small kids home alone?
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Small kids younger than 9 and leaves them alone to go out partying
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goddess99
by Michelle on Mar. 3, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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Depends on the age and for how long.

TheresaC7
by on Mar. 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM

If they are under 9, I would call CPS. I think the legal age for kids to home alone varies from state, but I am not 100% sure. You should look that up first.

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Mar. 3, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Depends on the age and how responsible they are.

Vikki77
by Member on Mar. 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I agree. It depends on age, maturity and time left alone. But if I knew it was wrong, then yes I would.
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BeccaGK
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:29 AM

It does depend on the age but you need to think how you would feel if something happened to them when they were home alone. I know very well what it's like to feel like you could have/or should have been able to keep something from happening to a child and didn't do it. You don't want to have to live with that guilt every day.

lovinmykiddo07
by Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Depends on the age.

starreyedcutie
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Well you said small kida ao I'm assuming pretty young? Yes id call. Or offer to watch the child myself
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jltplk25
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:43 AM
If they're little, I'd call the cops, not CPS.
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my1love
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:47 AM

depends on the maturaty of the child and for how long. now if they were 9 and left alone while no one was home and they went to work hell yeah. after 1 hr i would call the mom and see if she wants me to go over and see how things are and maybe stay there or bring the kid back to my place, if not and shes working i would call the police

JadedFaerie
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 7:28 AM

Over 6, no, under that, depends on the reasons.

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