Clothing and All Other Items Produced Using Child Labor Should Not be Sold in the U​.​S.

Clothing and All Other Items Produced Using Child Labor Should Not be Sold in the U​.​S.

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Clothing and all Other Items Produced Using Child Labor Should Not be Sold in the U.S.


Do you enjoy hours of tedious menial work? The 150 million impoverished child laborers throughout the world do not either. My name is Joseph Modenos, and I am here to inform you of the countless adverse affects of child labor on mental health, what countries use child labor that the US imports goods from, and the extremely poor working conditions the children endure on a daily basis.


MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Most child laborers experience seemingly unavoidable mental health issues, this leads to child suicide rates skyrocketing. Statistics show that the younger a worker is the higher probability they have of developing a severe mental health issue such as PTSD. Child laborers lose social skills because the factories are extremely harsh. These impoverished children also suffer from severe depression, many of these effects are permanent and hard to reverse. Child workers are also not receiving an education which is setting them up for failure in life. Ladies and gentleman is it worth it to permanently scare the future generation of children to use seemingly menial products.


WHAT COUNTRIES GOODS ARE BOUGHT FROM

Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Brazil, India, and Africa are the main offenders of child labor. These countries are extremely poor and many children are forced and allowed to work. This practice is old and outdated because we know the effects of this terrible practice. There are two solution’s for ending child labor in these countries, one is banning trade with them until they end the practice. Another option for ending child labor is providing loans to families so they can sustain themselves while children are not working. Things are getting out of hand and solutions must be considered.


EXTREMELY POOR CONDITIONS AND INTENSIVE LABORING

Hours and hours of work in grueling environments does not sound appealing to anyone. Unfortunately, there are 73 million children ages 5-17 participating in extremely hazardous labour. Hazardous child labor can lead to death or serious injury, there are far to many children being put in terrible conditions. Children are more vulnerable than adults to workplace hazards because their bodies and minds are still developing. These impoverished children are put at so much risk daily without realizing it because it is normal to them.


CALL TO ACTION

Ladies and gentlemen, if anyone agrees with me that this outdated inhumane practice needs to be abolished please sign the change.org petition. Anyone here can help make a change and help raise awareness and insinuate change for these poor children.

 

 

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