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|Date:||Sunday, January 09, 2005 8:41:07 PM|
|Subject:||Re: nanny cams|
|Message:||I was a little shocked by the statement "Nanny cams are for folks who use undocumented aliens, sitters from the newspaper, etc" made in a previous post. There have been lots of cases of nanny's and caregivers beating children and many of them were close friends of the families or recommended by close friends. Just because someone acts a certain way when you are around, does not mean they act the same way, or the same way around your children in your absence.
That being said, I think observing how someone acts around your children is a better way then using a video camera to monitor people. If your children are old enough, ask them what they did that day, or what they did with the nanny that day. Most kids will tell every little thing that the nanny or baby-sitter does or does not do for that matter. Also, check in at times when you normally wouldn't be home, like on your lunch hour, or come home a few minutes early, or other instances like that, where you can see for yourself what goes on.
I think if you have a gut feeling about a nanny that is making you want to put a nanny cam in to begin with, then I know I wouldn't want that person around children, if you are even the least bit suspicious about someone.
Be sure to check with the laws in your state, in some states it is illegal to videotape people without their knowledge.
Hope this helps!
Love in Christ,
Sarah in California
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