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Feb 23, 2009
Great advice!
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

EXCELLENT and comprehensive article, Tara. There is only one thing I would add. When documenting, do not document on loose leaf paper or on a computer. It is best to document in a bound booklet because if such documentation ever becomes evidence in a court case, the judge will take a bound booklet far more seriously than loose leaf. The reason is because documentation on loose leaf can be altered by adding pages at varying times, whereas a bound booklet (such as a journal) is a continuous log. Write in permanent ink and never erase anything.

To my visitors: If your child is in daycare, the article on this site titled Prevent Child Abuse: Tips to Help Keep Your Child Safe in Daycare provides more information about keeping your child safe from abuse.

Tara, I thank you for sharing your personal story and for using it to help other parents prevent child abuse at the hands of a nanny or other caregiver. Your advice will most definitely help many of my visitors. I wish you, your husband and your precious twins the very best. You have indeed found a way to turn pain into power.

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Dec 23, 2010
Defensive
by: Josh G

There are a lot of nanny cams nowadays that are designed so that they blend very well within normal household items. They come in shapes of radio clocks, wall clocks, books, picture frames, teddy bears, etc. They are very inconspicuous and are excellent in functioning as spy cams. However,. the first and best line of defence is knowing your babysitter. Robust background checks, reference checks and behavioral interview questions can help reduce chances of heart-aches later on. Also, do note that in certain States, recording video and audio together could be illegal. Do check with your local state laws and make an informed decision.

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