Child Labor Communications 1201 Professor Freeney By: Audrey Menhorn
Example: A child, age 10, wakes up at 4am to start his day. Goes to the field to start work at 5am. Only gets one break from the hot sun, for lunch. Gets off work at 5pm. No education.
158 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 have to work around the world.
A lot of these children are exploited and abused.
A girl works splitting used batteries for parts, in Dhaka.
Why Child Labor has Continued...
Countries in poverty
Children needed to work
Poverty is the number one reason why children work at inappropriate jobs.
Some children work to help pay for school.
Some work to provide sustenance for their family.
Why Child Labor has Continued 2...
Child labor even in the United States.
The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs of 2010, counts around 400,000 children in the U.S. working in the fields .
Labor interferes with a child's education
Children work in unhealthy conditions
Children work long hours for little pay
Expectations of consumer goods, lead children to work and away from education.
Children just following family traditions
Children not raised to be idle.
Parents worked when they were children.
Some children work because it is the only way their family can survive.
If they can't work, children might turn to prostitution or lower paying jobs.
Organizations Against Child Labor
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
Children in the Fields Campaign
Global March Against Child Labor
We need to help the children in this situation.
Just like the example of the child in the beginning of this speech.
More people need to take action to help stop Child Labor.
Everyone needs to follow the laws against child labor.
We need to find other ways for families in poverty to survive.
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