- In this picture a young child poses for a picture after finishing is job of cleaning chimneys
Major Jobs connected with child labor
- Coal Mines - Working in coal mines a big part on making steam. In order to make steam you must have water and heat. To provide heat they had to burn coal, and lots of it. Therefore coal mines used a large part of the Victorian Child Labor force in the 1800’s. http://www.victorianchildren.org/victorian-child-labor/
- chimney sweep - It was a brutal, dreary existence for child chimney sweeps. Some were as young as 3 years old. Their tiny size made them a popular choice for going down the narrow chimney stacks. http://www.victorianchildren.org/victorian-child-labor/
- Factory workers - factory work was hard. A child with a factory job might work 12 to 18 hours a day, six days a week, to earn a dollar. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/history-child-labor
Profit over the life of children
In this picture i think it shows Companies would do anythings to make profits even if it means death of children
Punishments Children Faced
- Children were also punished for arriving late for work and for talking to the other children.
- In some factories children were dipped head first into the water cistern if they became too tired to work.
- Children were usually hit with a strap to make them work. faster.http://spartacus-educational.com/IRpunishments.htm
Conditions in Factorys
As you can see there where many people in a small area, were it would be hot and breathing conditions would be terriable
Working Conditions for Children
- Factory workers had to face long hours, poor working conditions, and job instability.
- Factory conditions were also poor and, in some cases, deplorable. Lack of effective government regulation led to unsafe and unhealthy work sites.
- Rarely did an employer offer payment if a worker was hurt or killed on the job http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3406401046.html
Accidents in the workplace
in this chat it shows many different workplace injuries and deaths.
Accidents that often happen
- Cotton weaving and spinning sheds were full of dust and fibres, which irritated and damaged the lungs of the operatives
- There were moving belts everywhere which could catch a woman's hair and scalp her
- The appalling clatter of a weaving or spinning shed led to occupational deafness http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/dickens/industrialisation/table/accidents.html
Poster for help
A poster show support against Child labor
Laws to help Child Labor
- the Regulation of Child Labor Law of 1833 (which established paid inspectors to enforce the laws)
- the Ten Hours Bill of 1847 (which limited working hours to 10 for children and women).
- Cotton Factories Regulation Act of 1819 (which set the minimum working age at 9 and maximum working hours at 12) http://eh.net/encyclopedia/child-labor-during-the-british-industrial-revolution/