Would you let your daughter or niece baby sit off of Craigslist?

United States
August 21, 2011 7:38pm CST
My niece is 14 and she wants to make extra money so she decided she wants to baby sit. She looked up babysitting jobs in her area and she foung about 40 or 50. Her mom said it's okay, but I'm not so sure, She asked me if I could drive her because I have a flexible job, whereas her mom doesn't. Do you think this is safe?
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
22 Aug 11
I definitely would not let my daughter or niece babysit off the internet period. And you are right it is not safe. At the age of 14 I really don't think she is old enough to be baby sitting alone and out of the home anyway. I look at the news everyday and there are things going on that is just plain evil and definitely not safe for a 14 year old or older in this day and age. I pray that the child's mother will reconsider this.
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• United States
22 Aug 11
yea I'm just going to tell my her no it's not safe.
@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
22 Aug 11
Definitely not especially because of so many pedophiles who uses the internet to get what they want. Your neice should be very careful someone needs to go with her and see if the people on Craigslist really have a child because they can easily set her up.
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• United States
22 Aug 11
Yeah I have to agree with the many that responded. For me it would not be safe for a 14 year old girl to baby sit anyone that her family does not know. It would be okay if it was word of mouth and even then I would be checking out the person requesting. Craigslist is loaded with a lot of bad activity and I am not so sure that any of it can be considered safe. I just would not risk my child and or 14 year old family member with craigslist.
@beingwell (3627)
• Thailand
22 Aug 11
Hmm... I would still prefer babysitting someone I know.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Aug 11
hi bluegemini no no no.If that was my 14 year old niece she would only sit for people I knew well or her mom knew well and nobody from CraigsList that craigs list has been in trouble several times for evil doers on it and I just would not let a young person of that age use anything on Craigs List.No I think its most unsafe. I feel you have good instincts blue gemini.