● Europeans and North American companies often use factories in developing countries because they're less expensive.
● It's difficult to check if factory owners employ children. ● In India, children under 14 can't work, but many do.
● Child workers have a bad health and don't go to school. ● Some parents have to sell their children because they are very poor.
● In Asia kids often make sports equipment. ● In Africa they often work in the cotton industry. ● They NEVER use the articles they produce. ● Some kids work in dangerous places.
Some numbers ● 171 million children working in the world, 127 million in Asia and Pacific Ocean. ● 5.7 million are forced into slavery. ● 1.2 million are trafficked in the world. ● 119 million are working in agricolture.