This guide was created to help families prepare for a child being home alone. Use these tips, technologies, and our refrigerator-friendly Safety Guide for Kids to prepare your kids to stay safe when they’re on their own.

For some families, there’s no way around older kids being home alone after school. This isn’t a new phenomenon, but what is new is a host of new technology and devices that make it easier for parents to keep track of and increase the safety of their children in the hours between school and when parents get home from work. And it goes way beyond just having a home security system……………..