By Hudson Mu, age 14 The pandemic has robbed millions of their jobs, and now with prolonged school closures across the world, many children in impoverished countries have been forced into backbreaking and often illegal work in an effort to make money for their families. According to an analysis by Save the Children and UNICEF, …
Virtually every day in the summer, kids as young as seven work on tobacco farms from sun up to sun set in the United States.
Apple Workers in China work more to earn more, but their working conditions are not safe.
Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said that New York City’s public school custodians, who clean and repair schools, should be fired so that poor kids can take their jobs.
While few can resist a Hershey chocolate bar, the bitter truth is that Hershey takes advantage of foreign student workers and probably uses kids to harvest its cocoa. Read this story to learn more and find out what youth are doing about it.
This movie is a look behind the scenes at who picks our food. Many farmworkers are kids.
Politicians in Maine are trying to pass several child labor laws that have parents very concerned.
Letters from IndyKids readers.
A short history of child labor laws in the United States.
Laws in each state vary, but the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal law, says 14 is the minimum age for most work. Kids of any age, however, can work as actors or in family businesses, unless that work would be dangerous. Children can also do chores and babysit for money, but only in private …