Online Safety and Security Tips for Parents and Babysitters

The purpose of Find a Babysitter is to provide a safe website for parents to find nannies or babysitters to suit their family's needs. We have a number of procedures in place to maintain this integrity.

It is of the utmost importance to Find a Babysitter that our members have a positive and safe experience when using our site. We monitor the site very closely to ensure that the jobs and profiles meet our guidelines.

Here are a few online safety tips to keep in mind when making contact with a parent or babysitter :

  • Be cautious when a member claims to be overseas or outside of your area/state.
  • Never accept a job or agree to employ a sitter without meeting the member in person first.
  • Avoid requests for electronic money transfers, such as untraceable Paypal or Western Union transfers.
  • Report any suspicious emails to us immediately.
  • If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Receiving an unsolicited email from a parent or sitter that refers to the contact details of a person who is not a Find Babysitter member could indicate possible fraud.
  • Always ensure you have the latest version of internet browser and antivirus software update on your home and office computers.
  • Keep your username and password details safe and treat them as you would your bank PIN.

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