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Stop Child Labour

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People believe that child labour does not affect them, not realizing that the Persian rugs they put their feet on are made by suffering children in a dark, small room. They don't realize the soccer balls that their children are kicking around outside are made by children themselves, who slave away for little or no pay at all. In 1999, approximately 250 million children are employed or enslaved across the world for little or no money at all. Imagine how these child workers are depraved from experiencing the joys of childhood. These poor children never get to play outside or enjoy a simple game. As Craig Kielburger once said "The change starts within each one of us, and ends only when all children are free to be children." ...read more.


Several companies and organizations are also concerned with the squalor these workers live in and their staggering working conditions. Child labour continues to exist throughout the world. Children work because their survival and that of their families depend on it, and in some cases, because unscrupulous adults take advantage of their vulnerability. Child labour is also due to weaknesses in education systems and is deeply rooted in cultural and social attitudes and traditions. The problem is further compounded by the fact that child labour remains hidden from public view, making the problem seem less of a priority. There are many ways on which we can stop child labour. ...read more.


Boycotts of child-produced products are an excellent way for consumers to make their opinions known to large corporations. The label on these products only tells half the story because most of work is done in one country and the finishing touches are done in another. As you can see I am strongly against child labour, and I suggest you do the same. It is a horrifying topic, so that's why we need to unite and be against child labour. Many children are missing out on their childhood due to this terrifying experience and not getting the good education they deserve. However, I understand that there is some people who agree with child labour such as their 'employers' but that does not explain why they are depriving a child of a good education and a child happy childhood. ...read more.

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