Date: Friday, May 29th 2015
Participants (from 10 countries):
USA: Rick, Khulemi | China: Angie, Brady | Vietnam: Kelly | Philippines: Lala | India: Sunita | Argentina: Johny | Brazil: Leandro | Bangladesh: Himalay | Tunisia: Marwa | Algeria: Angle
Team A: Rick, Angie, Kelly
Team B: Lala, Brady
Team C: Sunita, Johny, Leandro, Himalay
Other participants who briefly joined the call: Khulemi, Angel
Team A summary:
- Most children aren't mature enough to hold such a level of responsibility.
- Some children might bully the kid who is babysitting.
- Some children would not be able to manage safety and health related situations.
- Lack of experience in taking care of younger siblings or others family's kids can be dangerous.
- To entrust your kids to a minor can bring legal consequences.
Team B summary:
- With some limitations and only for a certain period of time should children under the age of 13 be allowed to babysit.
- What can be wrong for one family might be right for some other, and that means some family can find it acceptable to have a 13 years old kid babysitting their kids.
- Children who babysit their younger siblings can make their relationship stronger and become closer to one another.
- By babysitting, these children can spend time doing something useful instead of spending time for something useless such as playing games.
- If parents establish very specific rules, and if these children follow these rules, they can manage the task.
Team C summary:
- Leandro: C
- Sunita: C
- Himalay: C
- Johny: A
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