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Should companies that use child labor be banned?

Asked by: drsyjeon
  • This is unhumanilitiy

    Childern have a right to get a better life and education from government.
    In addition, if the childern were force to work, they might had a mental problem and physical sick. Maybe they look strong when they were young, but it's not take a long periode and soon they will get tired faster than a normal child

  • This is unhumanilitiy

    Childern have a right to get a better life and education from government.
    In addition, if the childern were force to work, they might had a mental problem and physical sick. Maybe they look strong when they were young, but it's not take a long periode and soon they will get tired faster than a normal child

  • This is unhumanilitiy

    Childern have a right to get a better life and education from government.
    In addition, if the childern were force to work, they might had a mental problem and physical sick. Maybe they look strong when they were young, but it's not take a long periode and soon they will get tired faster than a normal child

  • Children should not have to work in factories!!!!

    Children need to live life! They want to play and have fun! You people need to understand that children should not have to work in nasty factories. We should be able to run and explore and play freely. There is no need for kids to work. That is what adults are for. To make money for their families. Not kids.

  • Ban it completely

    This should be child abuse and I'm happy to be in America. Let them be! There children for crying out loud! This is the same as slavery BUT FOR CHILDREN! How could people be so heartless? This should be illegal in every place! Poor children. Let them be in school!

  • Ban it completely

    This should be child abuse and I'm happy to be in America. Let them be! There children for crying out loud! This is the same as slavery BUT FOR CHILDREN! How could people be so heartless? This should be illegal in every place! Poor children. Let them be in school!

  • That is bad

    I think that the kids are going to be skinny and weak when they grow up they will be as thin as sticks because they are lifting heavy stuff also they will have a bad education because they are forrbiden to go to school this is why I think this is bad

  • That is bad

    I think that the kids are going to be skinny and weak when they grow up they will be as thin as sticks because they are lifting heavy stuff also they will have a bad education because they are forrbiden to go to school this is why I think this is bad

  • That is bad

    I think that the kids are going to be skinny and weak when they grow up they will be as thin as sticks because they are lifting heavy stuff also they will have a bad education because they are forrbiden to go to school this is why I think this is bad

  • That is bad

    I think that the kids are going to be skinny and weak when they grow up they will be as thin as sticks because they are lifting heavy stuff also they will have a bad education because they are forrbiden to go to school this is why I think this is bad

  • It depends on the definition of child labor.

    If the children are in safe working conditions and are getting paid proper wages and are not coerced into anything, then the company should not be banned for SOLELY employing children. Some people might say that children belong in school but that is a western propriety and we should not force our standards on other cultures. And it is really unhealthy to sit in a classroom 9 hours a day when you should be active. And then children who are unfocused and hyperactive are labeled as "abnormal" and "needing medication" when they are really the normal children.

  • Child labor is a necessary evil

    The alternative for families that hire out their children is not a western, middle-class standard of living. The alternative, rather, is simply one less source of income. Labor productivity, or equivalently wages, depends in large part on external conditions like the cost of capital, technology, and infrastructure. Nations where child labor is common do not have the same access to capital, technology, or infrastructure that those of us who are lucky enough to live in the west have. While it would be nice if third-world workers were productive enough to afford a lifestyle where their children do not have to work, we simply do not live in such a world. A statutory, or even voluntary de facto "ban" on the indirect use of child labor will only harm, not help, developing countries.

  • Then all companies will be banned

    Child labour accounts for 32% of the labor force in Africa, predominantly in mining of minerals essential to modern technologies - from Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc to Uranium, etc.

    22% of Asia's labor force are children predominantly in fashion and textiles.

    Everything you touch with exception of Agriculture in North America and Europe, are tainted with child labour.

    The proposal to ban is exactly why this is met with resistance since almost everyone is complicit.
    Even for companies that are sincere in eradicating child labour in their supply are hesistant due to the broad implications of such action.

    The solution is transparency, certification and hefty tarrif penalties for those that are not yet certified, and complete trade restrictions for those that are found guilty, and those that fail to meet certification deadlines.

    Posted by: DT
  • No they should not be banned.

    If the children are in unsafe working conditions or are being enslaved then that company should be shut down. Child labor is the only source of income for these families and eliminating that will force children to work in prostitution, and other more dangerous jobs. And depending on the definition of "child labor," it may not necessarily promote illiteracy. If the children know the basics, such as how to read and write, and basic math (addition, subtraction, basic multiplication, basic division), then why should we force people to adapt a lifestyle of western schooling till 18 and then college.

  • Child labour should not be band

    If you are completely against child labour, yet acknowledge that they are forced into it through poverty, and have to work to survive, what do you propose that these children do without their wages? How would they buy food, get by, or even live?
    I agree wholeheartedly that it's a terrible thing. I've seen so many children living with ruined childhoods - playing on crowded dirty streets full of traffic, bathing in dirty water, and yes, working to survive - and while I feel that these things are awful, I would rather they do that than not.
    Your opinion seems to be that these things are bad so if we stop them then the problem will go away. Extreme poverty is one of the biggest problems in the third world: simply by removing a method of income for some of the poorest children in the world, which harms the child in some way, will not make the overarching problem go away.
    Do not think of the world as a utopia, as an ideal of transcendental justice. Think of every decision, every action, every interaction between two people, to be an opportunity to improve the comparative justice of these people. While something may be unfair in itself, if it is more fair than the alternative, then you should make that decision. While child labour is awful, the alternative (the children dying due to lack of food) is much worse.

  • The countries with child labor should make their own laws regarding child labor and safer working conditions if they want to be moral.

    I don't understand why it's always the US' fault or Western country's faults. Sure child labor is a terrible thing, but it's part of the culture in places like Bangladesh, and families need the money to survive. If we stop buying clothes produced by children/and/or in an unsafe working environment, we will only be hurting these kids. Oftentimes, big companies don't know about the child labor going on even though they try because the factory owners and workers hide it. They're afraid that if they're found out, none of them will be able to eat. It's true that children need education, but more than that they need to eat.

  • Being independent .....

    When a child works at a company,or any where he learns to be independent and also learns how to earn so that in his old age he is not depended on someone fro food, money or shelter. When these children grew up most of them live a happy and secure life

  • Companies that use child labor can actually sometimes improve the quality of that childs life

    There are some unfortunate realities on planet Earth. I do not think any child under the age of 14 should have to do manual labor. However, in many of the impoverished countries where child labor exists it isn't forced upon the child. These kids are literally taken in off the streets and offered a chance at food, water, and a bed to sleep in. Unfortunately, until we can rid the world or hunger, it's all some of these children have.


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Anonymous says2013-08-02T16:10:59.080
This question isn't very specific because who would have the authority to close these companies?
stephannoi says2015-06-24T10:40:58.957
Is there still some people who devote no in this question?What the hell.Why not 100%devote yes ?We all know that child labour are bad therefore it should be absolutely be banned.What for purposes it shouldn't be banned?Just tell me the reason why.
stephannoi says2015-06-24T10:41:24.660
Child labour is against the human right and should be banned.