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Why Child Labour should be stopped

Updated on February 12, 2013

Why Child Labor should be stopped

Child Labour is one of the saddest issues the world is facing. Many children all over the world start earning at the age which is actually meant to play, study and learn. This age is to enjoy and have fun with friends, and not to pull rickshaws or clean cars and autos. Child Labor deprives a child from the basic right of education. Moreover, child labour is not the need of the society as well. Already most of the countries are facing unemployment and several unemployed people are present, so why there is a need to get the work from an innocent child.

This all basically happens due to improper education in rural areas and poor families. They do not know and understand the need of educating their child. According to a survey by International Labour Organization, if every child all over the world gets proper education, it will increase the world’s total income, and thus, help to improve the economy of each country and make it a great place to live. Eliminating child labour is the responsibility of everyone, including the government as well as the community and families.

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Child Labor

Many people takes child labor in a wrong note and feels that sending a child to work sometimes becomes a necessity for few families and hence, child labour is not bad for society. But actually child labour does not mean opposing a child to work, however, it demands that the basic rights like education, should be first given to a child in order to build a corruption free nation. If every child of the country will be educated and able to earn a decent income, then the buying capacity of the families will increase, thereby leading to the progress of the entire nation.

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How to Stop Child Labour

Though, it is not an easy task to stop child labor by just not letting a child to work, it needs proper planning and support from everyone. Employers should stop hiring children below the age of 18 years as laborers, but it may also lead the poor child and his family to be pushed into crime or suffer malnutrition. So, they need to be offered a better alternative by local government and child relief organizations. Some laws should be defined by the government for letting a child to work, stating the types of jobs a child can do, maximum number of hours and the conditions in which they can work. But before hiring a child, make sure he is getting proper education in a school; otherwise it must be considered as child labor or child abuse.

We, as being from a well-to-do family, should try to contribute a little to help poor children get proper education and make this world a beautiful place for a child to live in. Eliminating child labour will not only help in improving the economy, but will also lead to lesser crime and make the world poverty free. It would be great to see if some day all children will be able to go to school and have better lives because of education.

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      Lincoln 8 weeks ago


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      h9h8h 14 months ago

      this sit is helpful

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      Pretty girl 2 years ago

      I really like this because it mad me cry ! I am learning a lot about child labour and the horrible things they do to them!

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      Penninah Muthoni 3 years ago from Kenya

      very helpful hub, I really like the article plus it is also very informative. I have also done a hub on the same. Thanks.

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      shavarnah shade 3 years ago

      this is a very interesting and important topic for me and the global world and even though I am young I feel that this piece of information needs to brought to peoples opinions and minds and hopefully we can achieve something for the suffering children out there in the world! child labour needs to be doubt with for the future and now , and we must all stand as one.

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      anjali 3 years ago

      this information helped me a lot for my exams and at the same time i came to get awared what is the importance to prohibit chid labour and how can we do it thank you so much.

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      abee 3 years ago

      It is very sad that child labour still happens today and I think it should stop because if child labour doesn't stop children will not get the education they need and they will have no knoledge ,they will be stuck in child labour and will have more chances of dieing in such a small age.

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      Anuj Agarwal 5 years ago from Noida

      @vocalcoach: The easiest thing that we as an individual can do is do not hire kids for any of our work.

      @Fiddleman: If a child is working just to contribute to his/her family, it should be fine as long as he is going to school but people are so greedy that they do not want to spend a penny on educating their child. I hope some day there will no child labor.

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      Fiddleman 5 years ago

      We hear much about child labor and the exploitation of children. We learned to work as youngsters and contributed to our families but when children are compelled to work as they are in some countries by the greedy and money hungry, something should be done. As to what, I don't have an answer other than boycotting the products we know are made in sweat shops who are know to use and exploit children in their work force.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is so very sad. To watch the video made my heart cry. Child Labour is an outrage. What can be done to put a stop to it?

      Thank you for sharing this awareness, as terrible as it is. Will share, for sure.