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Child labour!

Child Labour | 07th October 2021 | Virtual Wire

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Child labour is a global problem with many countries of the world now releasing its grave consequences for the child victims and the society.

  • It is probably the most common problem in India as well as in all of South Asia.

  • The side-effects of working at a young age are risks of contracting occupational diseases like skin diseases, diseases of the lungs, weak eyesight, TB etc.

  • They grow up unable to avail development opportunities and end up as unskilled workers for the rest of their lives.


What is child labour?

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  • Child labour refers to the exploitation of children through any form of work that deprives children of their childhood interfere with their ability to attend regular school and is mentally, physically, socially and morally harmful.

  • Child labour" means making children do work that harms them in some way, e.g.

- Socially.

- Physically.

- Mentally.

- Morally or blocking access to education.


It is also a common sight to see children of poor families working in fields or elsewhere to contribute to the family income. Such children are deprived of opportunities for education and are also prone to health risks.



Concept of child labour

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Every child has to do some works that are not harmful, rather that is helpful for better living for himself and for his family. For example- a child can help the parents and other family members by doing any work. The child is not forced to do these works. Children of the same age can form a tea