There are now a number of Facebook groups where parents can get in touch with people who will babysit. – Very unfortunate, a child welfare leader says.
The groups focus on different geographical areas. One of them has over 2,000 members and allows people to find babysitters in the Bergen area, the newspaper Bergens Tidende writes.
Nina Bolstad, leader of the Child Welfare Guard in Bergen warns parents against using unknown babysitters found online.
– I think that’s very unfortunate. The one you choose to look after your child, should be someone that already knows him or her. Children need predictability and security, and you must ensure that they get this. And this means that you have to be sure that you can trust the one that looks after your child, says Bolstad.
She advises parents who lack family network in the surrounding area to instead look for other people they know who can look after their child or children.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today