On The Fence: Nanny Cam or No Nanny Cam?

April 10, 2013 6 Comments TAGS: Uncategorized

My Weekly Parenting Segment aired this morning on Global TV. This week’s topic was ‘Babysitters’ – how to find one, hire one, the rules on food, cell phone use, the boyfriend, etc. And then the big one: TO INSTALL A NANNY CAM, OR NOT.

The segment created a buzz online, with people weighing in on the issue. Just an example of the conversation…

To view this moring’s segment, click here: http://globalnews.ca/video/469464/erica-diamond-babysitter-dilemmas

To view older parenting segments, click here.

I’d really love YOUR OPINION. It’s a loaded ‘on the fence’ question: Does spying on your babysitter with a hidden camera make you feel safer when you’re not there? Would you spy on a babysitter or go solely on gut instinct? 


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    2. SabaNo Gravatar says:

      This is something I have thought about a lot especially when I was working and had hired a nanny to watch my two little ones. It’s debatable because if you don’t trust your nanny, then why not replace her. Your child’s safety is most important and having a nanny cam would make me feel more at ease. I would feel better informing the nanny that we have cameras installed. I would be devastated if I saw the nanny doing something to my children so the nanny knowing there is a camera, would deter her from doing anything to the children. With the news that you hear, anyone can snap. This is not to say that all nannies/sitters cannot be trusted! There are wonderful people out there but how do you trust them. Therefore, in my opinion if you inform the potential nanny that camera(s) are installed would be better.

    3. CarlaNo Gravatar says:

      If you don’t trust the babysitter enough that you have to install cameras you shouldn’t hire them.

    4. JPNo Gravatar says:

      Nothing wrong with a nanny cam to keep the kids safe.

    5. Christine R.No Gravatar says:

      I have no problem with spy cams. They do the job and offer a certain level comfort.

    6. JustineNo Gravatar says:

      I would never install a camera. I don’t want to see my babysitter picking her nose!!!! I agree that either I trust her or hire someone else.

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