Child Labour

November 11, 2008

Child labour is a serious issue in many parts of the world. It is complicated as well. No one wants to see small children have to spend 12 or more hours a day working, especially in sometimes dangerous environments. But there is another side ot the story. Many children are working because their families need the money to live. What happens if child labour is completely banned? Where will many families get the money they need to survive?

A tough issue to think about.

An interesting project posted online called Eye – to – Eye has provided child larbourers with cameras, allowing them to document their lives and the things that happend to them. Some amazing pictures to check out.

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  •    Bre  |  December 10th, 2008 at 4:15 pm     

    The eye-to-eye thing is a really great idea. Child Labour isn’t something that people really think about everyday as a huge problem, but it really is. Yes, some families need the money, but it’s not the child’s fault that their parents may have made a wrong decision in the past. Parents shouldn’t have children just so they get some extra income.
    Great topic!
    Check out my human trafficking blog. Some similar ideas!

  •    Cody Walker  |  December 12th, 2008 at 12:54 pm     

    It is hard to believe that this still goes on in parts of the world. Good job getting the information out to others. It is very controversial, its interesting to think about how their families need the money. Giving all points of view is a good way to present the topic of child labor.

  •    Janice  |  December 12th, 2008 at 3:51 pm     

    Watching the children working is a good thing because that way the kids can help bring home money to their parents and still be safe. I think child labour is not an okay thing if they are not safe and are in danger, but if they are doing something safe then it should be fine. Poverty is a very important topic that no one really sees but is very alive. People in poverty do really bad things if they have to in order to survive. There is crime and violence in third world countries because of this. Nice job on displaying this information. Please come and visit my blog; maybe you can comment on my entries or do my survey. Thanks!

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