Social media and the child labour

Definition  of  the child;The Convention defines a ‘child’ as a person below  the age of 18, unless the laws of a particular country set the  legal age for adulthood younger. The Committee on the Rights of the Child, the monitoring body for the Convention,  has encouraged States to  review  the age of majority if it is set below  18  and to increase the level of  protection for all children under 18.
Labour on the other hand is ;The aggregate of all human physical and mental effort used in creation of goods and services.
Labor is a primary factor of production . The size of a nation’s labor force is determined by the size of its adult population, and the extent to which the adults are either working or are prepared to
offer their labor for wages .According to. Wikipedia.com, Childlabour refers to the employment of
children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally,physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful. This practice is considered exploitative by many international
organisations . Legislation across the world prohibit child labour. These laws do not consider all work by children as childlabour; exceptions include work by child artists, supervised training, certain categories of work such as those by Amish children, some forms of child work common among indigenous American children, and others. Child labour was employed to varying extents through most of history. Before 1940,numerous children aged 5–14 worked in Europe, the United States and various colonies of European powers. These children worked in agriculture, home-based assembly operations,factories, mining and in services such as newsies . Some worked night shifts lasting 12hours. With the rise of household income,availability of schools and passage of childlabour laws, the incidence rates of childlabour fell. In developing countries, with high poverty and poor schooling opportunities, child labour is still prevalent. In 2010, sub-Saharan Africa had the highest incidence rates of child labour, with several African nations witnessing over 50
percent of children aged 5–14 working. Worldwide agriculture is the largest employer
of child labour. Vast majority of childlabour is found in rural settings and informal urban economy; children are predominantly employed by their parents, rather than factories. Poverty and lack of schools are considered as the primary cause of child
labour.

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