Babysitting is an important job. It's about more than making money. You need life and safety skills to take care of and protect children. Safe Sitter® can teach you so you'll know what to do!
Training to be a Safe Sitter® is as easy as 1-2-3!
Safe Sitter® is the only national not-for-profit solely devoted to preparing young teens, no younger than 11, to confidently care for themselves and younger children when adults aren't present.
Safe Sitter's founder is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist.
Safe Sitter's 850+ teaching sites have offered safe babysitting classes to 600,000+ teens and pre-teens since 1980.
Safe Sitter® saves lives - over 150 documented cases.
Start a registered Safe Sitter® teaching site and teach safe babysitting.
On a spring day in 1980, pediatrician Patricia A. Keener, M.D., Medical Director of Nurseries and Pediatrics at Community Hospitals Indianapolis, was called to the emergency room. An 18-month- old girl, in the care of an adult sitter, choked on her breakfast. Her adult sitter didn't know what to do.
Despite Dr. Keener's best efforts, the little girl died. If the adult sitter had known how to rescue a choking child, the story would have been very different.
That tragedy inspired Dr. Keener to create Safe Sitter®. We've become the only national, nonprofit exclusively devoted to babysitting training and preparing adolescents for the profound responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children.
From day one, this has been our mission and guides everything we do.