Children in Industrial Revolution

Kids Working By: Lesly Olmos-Martinez

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A Day in his Job

A boy mopping during his boss watching him mop right.

Jobs Children Did in Factories

  • The thought of using children for working the coal mines was very attractive to mining companies.
  • A Victorian child chimney sweep may have been the most dangerous job for children in the 1800s.
  • To provide heat they had to burn coal with their bare little hands and smell the smoke that came out of it.
  • Many times a child would be told to clean under machines even while they were running.
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Stand Up Job

They had to stand up because they were to little for the machines they were working on.

Hours, Food and Working Conditions

* Children sometimes worked up to 19 hours a day, with a one-hour total break.

* Not only were these children subject to long hours, but also they were in horrible conditions.

* Not common for children who worked in factories to work 12-14 hours with the same minimal breaks.

* Children were paid only a fraction of what an adult would get, and sometimes factory owners would get away with paying them nothing.

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A Accidents at Work

The little girl in shock for what happen to her hand.

Accidents that Often Happened

  • Many accidents occured injuring or killing children on the job without their bosses not feeling sorry about it.
  • Many children could faint and could caught their hands in a unguarded machine.
  • In some accidents, your fingers can be chopped off if you weren't careful.
  • The combination of dangerous working conditions and long hours meant that children would get hurt a lot.
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Do It right

The women telling the boy how to do his job or he'll be punish for not doing his job right.

Punishments Children Faced

* The people who the children served would beat them, verbally abuse them, and take no consideration for their safety.

* Both boys and girls who worked in factories were subjects to beatings and other harsh forms of pain infliction.

* An overseer would be tie in heavy weight to worker's neck.

* Boys were sometimes dragged naked from their beds and sent to the factories so the boys wouldn't be late.

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People gathering in Protest

People gathering to help children to get out of the work conditions that their in.

Efforts to improve/Stop Child Labor (Groups pposed to/Gov' Action (Laws)

* People began to realize how bad these conditions were in many factories and started to campaign for improvements.

* Factory owners who felt it would slow down the running of their factories.

* Many people also did not like the government interfering in their lives.

* By 1833, the government passed what was to be the first of many acts dealing with working conditions and hours.