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.
The lack of education for working children is also another very serious problem. Child laborers work for most of the day, and in some cases 16 hours a day. There is no question, that education is a major contributing factor to the overall development of the child. Yet, because of the long working hours, children are deprived of time for education. Some children are more or less slaves, controlled by their employer to work all the time.
In fact, less people recognize the range that the child labor happens. More than million children are forced into the fact of child labor. Of similar importance, kids are subjected to inhumane jobs that harm them; such as, mining, and military work, other children are forced to work in factories while some are forced into military purposes. While some might earn a slight bit of money to support their families, and most children are subjected to the cruel actuality of less or no pay. The second reason for discontinuation child labor is that they are subjected to work in filthy conditions that can break down their health.
They want the survival of their children and of... ... middle of paper ... ...verty and a lack of education. When parents are in a much too poor society and condition to support their children, many would simply send away their children to become forced laborers, while many other children would be trafficked, for very similar purposes, without their parents even knowing so. This could be very dangerous as it could hurt both the parent and the child. Research has shown that approximately 1.2 million children each year are trafficked worldwide to live in such harsh conditions (UNICEF, UK Child Trafficking Information Sheet, January 2003). These children often feel neglected and sad because they have been abandoned and sent off to live in difficult circumstances.
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. Child labor laws were wrong because they force children to work 16 hours or more each day and up to 60 hours a week, and they work these long hours in hazardous, toxic conditions. There are many reasons why child labor exists today, and why it existed long ago, two of the main reasons being poverty and unemployment. Lots of families will rely on their children for their basic necessities such as food, water, and housing, something they should of thought about before they had a child of their own. The children are recruited because they usually don’t know their human rights, do the hardest, most dangerous work without even knowing it; they also accept low pay.
(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.
Children are being controlled and tortured by others. They would love to break free from this harsh lifestyle; however this is not in their hands they are forced to live this lifestyle. This is the true story of child labor Innocent and young children are employed by industries and organizations that put them to work under very hard and cruel circumstances. They are forced to work for very long hours in dangerous factories and sometimes they are forced to carry loads that are much heavier than their own body weight. Then there are households that hire poor children as domestic helpers and beat them viscously and shout harshly at them when they make a mistake.
Child Labor in the Third World The problem of child labor has become an ever-increasing concern among many nations. Many of the worst child labor offenses take place in Third World countries. Throughout these nations, children are being forced to work long hours in terrible conditions for little or no money. To fully understand child labor, one needs to address the reasons for supporting and opposing child labor, its effect on underdeveloped countries’ economies and the child laborers, and what is being done to combat child labor. Child labor can be defined as mostly full-time work of children under the age of 14 in situations that are damaging to health, education, or moral development- for pay or no pay.
It is very dangerous and unsuitable for kids to work. Kids can be easily stressed if they are beaten. Parents sell their kids to horrible people and make them do awful things. Poor children and their family may have to rely on child labor in order to improve their chances of attaining basic necessities. In 2006, 75 million children were not in school, they were limiting future opportunities for their communities.
Most of these kids are working for money around machines most parents today wouldn’t let their 16yr old kid go near. Many of these bad working conditions caused people to lose an arm or a leg, literally! Because people would work on machines without safety equipment and get their hand or arm caught in a belt... ... middle of paper ... ...cted and die or get very sick. Long hours caused people to be overworked and some committed suicide cause they couldn’t handle the stress of long hours and being away from their families, and this also is included in loss of family stability. The Industrial Revolution did a lot of harm on society and damage to the citizens of the working class.