Child Labor doesn’t make anyone feel good. It is sad and upsetting that children have to go through things like that. Child Labor is unfair and not good for children’s safety. Child Labor makes innocent children have to end the school year early to work, children have to do way more work than they should, but luckily, there are some people out there that want to help.
The first reason is, children are having to leave school early to work. For example, “Dora Perez has to leave her school year early so her and her family can travel 30 hours to Minnesota to harvest sugar beets.”(Scholastic) This is important because, Dora Perez should not have to do that work, neither should all the other children that are put through that. They do it to help their families, but since they leave school so early, they have many months of lost education. And because of that lost education, they struggle to catch up to their classmates.
Another reason is,Many children have to do way more work than they should. One example is, “The children weren’t even allowed to get up and stretch.”(Freedom Hero) One of those children is, Iqbal Masih. Iqbal had to go through some rough times. When he was 4 years old, his father sold him to a carpet weaver for $12. Fortunately, when he was 10 years old, he escaped, left Pakistan, and started speaking out against child labor. Unfortunately, he went back to Pakistan when he was 12 years old and got shot and killed.
Luckily, some people out there want to help the children that are put through child labor. Such as, Craig Kielburger. In this article, it talks about someone that tries to help, “Craig Kielburger appeared on TV, talked to politicians and testified to a U.S. Congressional Committee.” (Newint.org) This means a lot to everyone that is against child labor. Craig Kielburger made a difference. Ever since Craig Kielburger was 12 years old he wanted to make a difference. He wanted to stop child labor. People started to hear about Craig. When he was 14 years old, The New Internationalist Magazine interviewed him. Craig wanted people to listen and understand him more. He traveled the world speaking out against child labor. And some other people understand what those children have to go through and want to help.
In conclusion, Child Labor is unfair and not good for children’s safety. Child Labor makes innocent children have to end the school year early to work, children have to do way more work than they should, but luckily, there are some people out there that want to help. Dora Perez has to end the school year in May so her and her family can travel 30 hours to harvest sugar beets. Iqbal Masih was sold to a carpet weaver when he was four. And Craig Kielburger traveled the world speaking out against child labor.