Should We Stop Child Labour? (Opinion Paper)

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Should We Stop Child Labour? (Opinion Paper)

How would you feel if you ever had to see your 7 year old brother or sister going to work instead of school? In today’s society teenagers or kids usually whine about how much work they did around the house when in reality they only did a bit. They usually don’t think about the kids that are forced in to labouring for many different purposes and cant whine about it because they won’t get there pay or they would get beaten. Have you ever thought why there is so much labouring in many developing countries around the world and why it’s still happening? According to the ILO (International Labour Organization) child labour is the sort of work that children the ages of 5-17 shouldn’t be doing. Due to
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Many of these young children work in agriculture, fishing, manufacturing, mining and domestic service. It has been estimated that there are 215 million children working around the world instead of going to school. It refers to work that is mentally, physically, socially and morally hazardous and damaging to children. It interferes with their education by depriving them the chance to go to school, requiring them to leave school prematurely or involving them to attempt to merge school attendance with extremely long and heavy work. Child labour is one of the many concerns the world is still facing. Through child labour children learn how to become productive, independent and lastly mature but in a bad way that it ruins their childhood. The three main reasons of why we should stop child labour are that child labour could causes permanent health problems to the labourers, deprives …show more content…
Each year 2.7 million lives are lost due to child labour and slavery. Child labourers force children to work dangerous and in most cases, impossible hours of, depriving them of sleep and basic health needs. The labourers have a great risk of hearing loss, higher chemical absorption rates, and smaller size. ¼ economically active children suffer injuries or illnesses while working, according to International Labour Organization survey of 26 countries. Each year, as many as 2.7 million healthy years of life’s are lost due to child labour, especially in agriculture. Poverty-related health problems (malnutrition, fatigue, and anemia) increase the risks and consequences of work-related hazards and may lead to permanent disability and premature death. Child labour effect children involved in multiple ways, physically, emotionally, and mentally. Depending on the nature of the work, the child can be exposed to harmful chemicals, and materials which may cause long term sickness. Many of the jobs child workers do, include intense physical strength, which causes physical defects and in many cases the child can be killed during work. From much of the work children are forced to do in child labour, they are constantly exposed to chemicals that can do great damage to their bodies, physically, but many children involved in labour gain severe mental illness from their work such as eating

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