Child labor has existed in almost every society throughout history, and although most nations have rid of this abusive practice, it still exists in many poor, third-world countries today. Child labor is the misuse and exploitation of children at work. Some children labor under harsh conditions, such as working long hours, receiving low to no wages, and being placed in unsafe environments. Today no society advocates child labor, however, it continues and according to the United Nations is a “growing evil” (Greene 9). Child labor not only prevents children from receiving an education, but the responsibility of supporting a family can cause long-term psychological and physical effects.
Believe it or not, child labor is still a problem today. Today, the people in charge have just gotten slyer with their unmoral decisions to have children to do their work and help them get the profits they want. The twenty-first century is supposed to be a great time of progress and more freedom! Not a time of sticking to the horrible business techniques of the past. A child’s life should not be filled of fear and a long for home.
Child labor, an illegal course of action that increases work rate, production, and most of all, profit. This method of mass-production began in the early years of the Industrial Revolution. A big cause of child labor was the big business owners needed people to work in their factories; they chose children because of their relatively low level of education, lack of knowledge of their human rights, and accepted low pay. The employers should have a responsibility to tell the children their rights, what they’re doing, and what they’re getting for it. The worst area in the world for child labor is in third world countries, because the children are dropping out of school so they can get some money so they don’t starve to death.
Business owners do not have the right to make decisions of children based on the business making the most amount of money. We need to become responsible together and help fight for the rights of kids. Lewis Hine started an amazing journey years ago but his pictures and the social injustices he showed still exist. There continues to be more work that needs to take place. We are responsible to our children and our future to take care of these issues and to make sure children's rights are protected.
An overwhelming majority of these downtrodden people are doomed to lives at or below the poverty level from the moment they are born into the ghetto. Trying to instill the “achievement ideology,” in people like Cunningham, so they do “not believe they are caught in a closed system” will not work, as Cutler asserts it will. What we must do for members of the underclass to rise in the economic ranks is to include them in the system, for the system is closed to them. For this to happen the United States government must take an active role in changing the it deals with the poorest members of society. The most economically successful country in the world has the power and money to change the structure of inner city economies.
However, when kids are taken out of school for financial reasons, they might not retain this great self-assurance. Poor people who haven’t received a great education are not necessarily inclined to motivate their children to get much of an education. Without proper encouragement, children might see themselves as forced into carrying on the lives of their parents. This cycle can seem endless, which necessitates a change to the current system. First of all, the government is causing serous harm when it gives blank checks to those in poverty and expects it to be h... ... middle of paper ... ...s a more commendable lifestyle.
Child labor refers to work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children; interferes with their schooling by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school; obliging them to leave school prematurely or by requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work (International Labor Organization). Child labor has been a big problem ever since the Victorian Era. Many counties worldwide have used and still to this day use child labor. Though there are many laws that have been implemented against using children to work, many countries tend to ignore them. In my paper I will be discussing countries where child labor is present, push to stop child labor, companies that use child labor, the effects on children, and the reasons for child labor.
(Chambers, 2005) Most of these children have no benefit at all from the meagre wages that they earn and usually neve... ... middle of paper ... ...ganisations. However, their work is made difficult by many extreme factors such as wars, environmental destruction and economic crises. Some children are rescued and slaveholders are prosecuted but addressing poverty before children are used for child labour is crucial to stop the cycle of abuse. Anti-slavery laws are also a vital step forward in the fight against using children for child labour. There are numerous bodies campaigning against child labour.
Child labor is an issue that should matter to a student at Mamaroneck High School. It should matter to us because its human nature to care for others. And we should care about this matter because even though laws are being passed to prevent it, kids are still working underage. And we should care about them because those kids are being deprived of their childhoods, also child labor lessens the chance that the kids working will becoming healthy and responsible adults and even possible leaders of the world.
America has seen child work as a bad, im not disagreeing. it is wrong when children (5-12 of age) are working long hours, or doing hard labor. but when-as adults call them- minors, would like to start a money saving process ,we can't till we turn 16- in most places. most feel it would be more efficient to start a job at a younger age such as 14.some cases children are being abused by a family member and would need an escape. in some foreign countries making child labor illegal would just cause more poverty.