Protecting Your Child from "Bad Babysitters"

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 23, 2010 at 7:15 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 23, 2010 at 7:15 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - 24-year old mother of two, Kelly Smith thought she was leaving her children in good hands, asking two friends to babysit while she went to work.
Those two friends are now facing felony charges of abuse, accused of beating her two year old son-- leaving marks on him.
It's a shocking case, but not all that uncommon- we asked the experts at the Child Advocacy Center to weigh in. They give some tips to parents about how to search out caregivers. Click on the link to watch the story.

For a link to the Child Advocacy Center: www.catswny.org or call 716-886-5437