Is Child Labour such a bad thing?

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UnluckyMage
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Why are kids taught to clean the house or walk the dog when they could be learning how to forge steel?
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Long story made short, if it is hard labour, then your answer is that "it is a bad thing".
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Why forge steel? Steel manufacturing is all in China now, not to mention how expensive that hobby is lol
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No, it instills a good work ethic in children and teaches them that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
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No, it instills a good work ethic in children and teaches them that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
So then why do we send them to schools they get access to for free?

(unless you are such a sucker to pay for it)
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No, it instills a good work ethic in children and teaches them that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
So I assume you paid back all the money your parents invested in you? With interest?
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No, it instills a good work ethic in children and teaches them that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
You can force your children to work in a steel mill.
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I have my sister make me refreshments delivered straight to my room
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Because of the safety risks present mainly. Children do not possess the same capacity for concentration and awareness as a teenager or adult, nor the ability to learn as quickly, so it's pretty economically useless trying to make children work anywhere.

Also do you really think we have enough job positions to accommodate for the millions of children in the UK right now? lol
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Because of the safety risks present mainly. Children do not possess the same capacity for concentration and awareness as a teenager or adult, nor the ability to learn as quickly, so it's pretty economically useless trying to make children work anywhere.

Also do you really think we have enough job positions to accommodate for the millions of children in the UK right now? lol
This is pretty much spot on, on both counts. Even putting aside the morality of it, there is simply no need in the first place!
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(Original post by Asolare)
Because of the safety risks present mainly. Children do not possess the same capacity for concentration and awareness as a teenager or adult, nor the ability to learn as quickly, so it's pretty economically useless trying to make children work anywhere.

Also do you really think we have enough job positions to accommodate for the millions of children in the UK right now? lol
Children learn significantly faster than adults.
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I don't think that it's a bad thing in itself for children to work.

We need laws to prevent what happens in third world countries though, where parents have lots of children just so that from a young age they can send them to work to earn money for them, which amounts to exploitation, contributes to excessive population problems, and compromises their education.
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