Child Labor

Then and Now


  • Child labor happened in Great Britain in the 1840's
  • Children under 10 years old were working in factories.
  • Treatment for children was cruel and unusual and safety was generally neglected.
  • Children didn't get paid for working.
  • 18% of workers were children under 10 years old.
  • Children became the best for workforce because they were young and easily taught.
  • Factories got richer because they didn't have to pay children for working.
  • Government imposed laws into factories to stop child labor.
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  • Now all children have the right to go to school for free and to be supported by their parents.
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