Child labour is when children under the age of 15 are forced to work hard
labour jobs; child labour is also when a child is forced to work a dangerous
job that can harm them mentally, emotionally, and physically. It also cuts
them out of schooling.
The most commonly seen child labour areas are:
· Children working at mechanical shops.
· Children selling flowers on road.
· Children selling newspapers on road.
· Children working at small hotels.
· Children selling water, coconut, sugar cane on the road.
JUSTIFICATIONS FOR CHILD LABOUR:
Child labour is common in our city now, people give many reasons for it. The
biggest reason for these working children is POVERTY, which they have to fight
against. Due to poverty and unemployment poor families cannot afford a living,
so the children of these families have to work at an early age. The other
reasons are over populated big families unemployed family members and illiteracy,
which causes young children to work outside their homes.
MEASURES AGAINST CHILD LABOUR:
To stop child labour, unemployment has to be abolished, first, if all the
people get some work to do and a good amount for it, so it can stop child
If all the needs and necessities of poor people such as food, shelter and
clothing along with free education is given by government and spread all over
the country there would be no child labour in the society, because people
will earn money and bear the expenses of the family themselves and nobody
will let his child to work daily for low wages. Government must take these
measures to stop child labour, free health facilities should be given so that
poor people will be able to live and survive.