Online Safety and Security Tips for Parents and Babysitters

The purpose of The Best Babysitters is to provide a safe place for parents and sitters to meet. We have a number of procedures in place to maintain this integrity.

  • We monitor the site very closely to ensure that the jobs and profiles meet our guidelines.
  • We provide a secure messaging system for members to communicate with each other without revealing personal emails or phone numbers.
  • We have systems in place to flag and block suspicious profiles.
  • Parents can ask sitters to provide a Background Check to them. The sitter does this independently. This ensures parents and sitters share important information first hand.

As with all online activity, it is important for members to remain aware of scammers and to follow tips to avoid scams.

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 work with a parent or sitter without meeting the member in person first.
  • Be wary of anyone who is rushing you to send information.
  • Don’t share any personal information online (e.g, bank account or passport details) without meeting the member first.
  • Avoid requests for electronic money transfers, such as untraceable Paypal or Western Union transfers.
  • If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • 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.
  • Report any suspicious emails to us immediately.

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If you've spotted a suspicious profile or job that perhaps contains inappropriate content or something else that doesn't seem quite right, please let us know.

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