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Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone
Date:6/13/2008

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  • More than 28 percent of parents whose tweens stay home alone lacked confidence that their children would not give out personal information via the Internet or over the phone.
  • "We were surprised to find the proportion of parents who are not very confident their children will follow safety guidelines, even though they are having their tweens stay home alone," said Davis, an associate professor of general pediatrics and internal medicine at the U-M Medical School. "This suggests that more parents need to have conversations with their kids about safety before they leave them home alone."

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    -- Kevin McKeever



    SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, June 10, 2008


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