Child labour is the act of using children to do menial jobs, such jobs are, Housekeeping and hawking. It should be noted that labour is different from child discipline. There are other ways of teaching a child to be industrious beside subjecting the child to hard labour, such ways are
- – Sending them to school where they can learn and be useful to themselves and the society.
- – Advising them and also guiding them on moral acts or behaviour.
NEGATIVE EFFECT OF CHILD LABOUR ON THE SOCIETY
There are negative effects of child labour on the society, they are:
Children hawking on the streets are prone to motor accidents, kidnapping, rape and among other dangers. It is sad to note that cultism has left hideouts on the street among teenagers whom brag about it with impunity, these teenagers are being deceived into indulging in various immoral acts such as: unhealthy sexual behaviours, smoking, taking hard drugs (drugs abuse) and robbery, kidnapping to mention but few, this behaviour occurs because most of the victims have been exposed to the streets very early in life.
Child labour is evil and should be abolished or condemned it entirely, our dear readers, I believe that the perpetrators of this evil have not read this because such people do not have a valve or regard for education, I want to urge you people to carry this message of change to them . But if there is anyone who read this and in one way or the other is involved in child labour, he or she should retrace his steps .
Once more, I urge you all to join hands and give the children a better future, by sending them to school and teach them good moral valve or behaviour. If a seed is planted, watered and given a enough manure, it will yield a great harvest. Such is the case with children whatever seed you sow in them today, that is what you will definitely reap tomorrow. Give them a better foundation today and make our world a better and safer place tomorrow.
Compiled by Egbe Buduzhi
For EKPEYE TV © 2019