TV PRODUCERS are looking for Barnsley families with kids aged between eight and 16 to take part in a new show that will see children left at home alone for a long weekend.

The new series for Channel 4 - to be named Alone At Home (working title) - will question to what degree modern parenting styles prepare children for adulthood.

Twenty-four hour cameras will be fitted in the home of participating families, while chaperones and child psychologists will be on hand to analyse behaviour.

A spokesperson added: "How much do parents influence the behaviour of their children, even when they’re not around? And without these rules will our children be hapless, rebel or perhaps they’ll be more capable and resourceful than we give them credit for?"

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