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.
- Now all children have the right to go to school for free and to be supported by their parents.