Counsel with your parents or guardians before accepting a baby-sitting job.
Be sure you have important telephone numbers—where parents can be reached, police and fire departments, family doctor, and someone to contact in case of an emergency.
Know approximate time when the parents will return.
Learn what to do in an emergency.
Keep doors and windows locked. Completely close drapes or blinds at night.
Do not allow anyone to come into the house unless previous arrangements have been made by the parents.
Call your parents when you leave to go home so they will know when to expect you.
Do not walk or ride your bicycle home alone after dark.