I am shocked that there is no legal age set for kids to be home alone. A lot of States have guidelines but it is at the discretion or desperation of the parents to choose. In our state the guideline is 10. That to me is too young. I hear some people have kids as young as 5 coming home to empty houses. That should not be allowed.
I am tired of hearing people bitching about not having a choice but to leave their kids home alone because they have to work or run errands. They say they can't afford daycare or find someone kind enough to help them out. Get real people! You chose to have these kids and it is your responsibility to take care of them. Just because you have kids you can't assume that anyone else is going to provide for them. Step up and take responsibility for your choice to have kids. Society is not responsible and no, believe it or not, nobody owes you anything.