I have looked all over the legal system in Ohio for this answer, and there is no law regulating an age limit, only that the child's mentality, and responsibility should be acc…eptable.. Under 7 can not be left alone, however after that there is no law. There was acceptable limits to this. .
Age 7- Can not be left alone .
Age 8-11 two hours .
Age 12-14 up to three hours .
age 14-17 up to 24 hours .
Of course should anything go wrong it will be up to the authoritities if charges should be file. A contact should always be left with the children in case of emergency. .
New person adding to this with corrections*** .
Actually it does not imply a 7 year old cannot be left alone. Common sense tells you otherwise! To be left alone the child has to be 10 years old. To babysit, however, is age 11 at parent's discretion. If you go to your local Red Cross, they provide children with a 6.5 hour class for $30.00 on how to babysit. This is also a wonderful tactic to use for when they decide to babysit to raise their own money. It teaches them how to take control of situations, how to treat the other children, and how to be responsible. Whomever wrote that above my answer is using their own guess along with common sense. Only problem is, it's not the correct answer. (MORE)