It is an unthinkable scenario of sorts, but then again it is not the first time that the most unthinkable things ever have come to become the truth and their occurrence have ended up grabbing the attention of the world in the most devastating ways possible.
Getting a job is a rite of passage of sorts, every child, when he or she gets old enough should be allowed to get a job, just to build up a good work ethic, if nothing else. Yet, such a scenario can be one that parents dread immensely. They could work at a restaurant or a diner and have a chance of getting themselves by cutting on glasses while washing the dishes or get stalked or crushed by a car on their way home from their job at the bookstore and what not.
Safe Babysitting the Neighbour’s Kids
But, the worse job a teen can have is be someone’s babysitter, not only because your child may not be that responsible enough to take care of pets let alone children who might not be as easy to take care of as a gold fish, yet your child might have to do it.
Furthermore, the position of a babysitter, although maybe good money for any teen, is not really a good job based on the title of the job alone. Not only because of the responsibility but also the reputation associated with the job, with it being one of the most exploited role in adult pornography, with the innocent little teenage girl who happens to be the babysitter either blackmails the dad into giving her the job or getting more money or she is victimised by the dad into doing as he wants.
With an endless number of sick people out there, one of them might end up being a little too into the whole fantasy and may want to have that fantasy played out, with your teen perhaps.
What Can Parents Do?
It is things like these that could be enough to raise the “trouble ahead” sign for any parent. Thankfully you have a number of methods at hand to stop any of such scenarios from becoming a reality.
One of such things, and perhaps the most effective one of all is parental monitoring applications.
Even though parent at monitoring applications defeat the entire purpose of making your child get a job, yet, as a parent – as a good parent it is your duty of sorts to make sure your child is safe from all sorts of evils of the world, and that includes making sure that your child will be safe in a stranger’s home while they are there to ensure that their kids are safe. So, here is what you can do;
Just like the people who would be hiring your kid to look after their kids would enquire if their children will be safe under the care of your teen as a babysitter, you are morally and legally obligated to look into the family your child will be babysitting for to make sure your are not sending off your child to fend for him or herself amid strangers.
• Drive Them To And Fro
For any good parent, the most responsible thing to do in a scenario like this one is to personally drive your child to the family’s house they will be babysitting for and ensure that it would be safe to leave your child with them for any number of hours any day.
Similarly, it would also do you good if you could pick your child up once he or she is no longer required to babysit for the family. You could also talk to your child about the experience and if something had bothered him at all during the entire time he or she was there.
• Use Spy Applications
By using parental monitoring applications, you can discreetly check on your teen while he or she is babysitting to ensure that he or she is safe without creeping them our or making them doubt their abilities as a young adult to be able to carry themselves out in the world. It is an effective measure that can give you peace of mind without taking a toll on your child’s self-esteem or self-confidence.
Using these and a number of other means, you can keep an eye on your child as they care of someone else’s children and do not end up being a participant in making someone’s sick fantasies come to life.