State of Georgia Supervision Guidelines:
Children must be the correct age and at the appropriate maturity level to be left alone or allowed to care for other children.
Ages 8 or under: Should never be left home alone.
Ages 9-12: Can stay alone up to 2 hours, based on maturity, but should not be performing the role of a babysitter.
Ages 13 and over: Can stay alone up to 12 hours, but never overnight. They can perform the role of babysitter, based on maturity.