Child Labor: A Time For Change
Around the world, 152 million children are victims to child labor. That is about 6.9% of all the children in the world. Most victims are only between the ages of 5 and 11. These children are supposed to be at school, learning, playing, and having fun! They are not supposed to be in overcrowded factories, underpaid, and at a risk for their lives. Child labor is not only unjust and inhumane, but it impacts the future of the world. Sooner or later, these children will become adults, but what will they have to show for it? They will not have an education, and due to this it will become difficult for them to succeed in life. Instead, they will more than likely be stuck in the same position they were in as children. They will be left struggling for the rest of their lives because no one decided to intervene– so please intervene. Many popular online brands use child laborers as a means of getting their work done. In recent years, companies such as Shein, Romwe, and Forever 21 have been caught in scandals regarding child labor.