Home Alone Safety for Kids Canada
Is your child ready to stay home alone?
Help your child prepare for independence with the Online Home Alone Safety course. Practical and convenient, this self-guided and self-paced tutorial helps to build a child’s confidence through engaging games, rich digital media, videos and colourful graphics that equip youth with skills for a lifetime of safety. It provides valuable life skills for your child and peace of mind for parents and caregivers.
Home Alone - Online Self Directed Course for 9-13 year olds
Babysitting - Virtual Class for 11-15 year olds
Online Course Duration
Approximately 90 minutes
A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved on the first attempt.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple's iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Frequently asked questions about Home Alone training
For general questions about certifications, payments, etc. See our comprehensive FAQ page.
- How to be street smart and stay alert
- Routines and house rules
- Safe snacking
- Making smart choices online
- Fire safety
- Injury prevention
- Basic first aid
The Canadian government has not defined a legal age at which a child can be left home alone. Manitoba and New Brunswick are the only two provinces in Canada where provincial child welfare acts state that children cannot legally be left home alone under the age of 12. In other provinces, parents have guidelines to follow regarding this issue. In general, child protection agencies recommend that a child younger than ten years old not be left alone and only for short periods of time.
This is a complicated issue, and the guidelines are unclear. Please refer to this article from the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal: Legal Age for Leaving Children
Unsupervised Across Canada.