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Dr Natalie Gately - Keeping Kids Safe and Out of Trouble

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Many working parents battle with school holidays. Even if both parents take leave at different times, they’ll still need to find alternative care arrangements for younger children. Older kids will spend days at home unsupervised. 

Leaving young people at home raises questions and concerns for parents. How long can they be at home alone? How can I ensure their safety? How will they occupy their time? What if someone comes to the house? Should I let them leave the house during the day to visit a friend? How secure will the house be?

Criminology Courses Coordinator at Edith Cowan University, Dr Natalie Gately joined me to talk about what we can do.