Child Labour is a commonplace occurrence worldwide. There are various physical and psychological dangers related with child labour and their noxious effects should, therefore, be examined. Child Labour is an obnoxious practice and has dangerous effects. Some of them are as follows:
1. CREATES HURDLES IN CHILD’S EDUCATION AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT
One of the most disputable aspects of child labour is that it adversely affects the education and mental development of the children. There are children working full-time who do not get an opportunity to go to school which, therefore, prevents them from developing necessary academic skills.
2. ADVERSELY AFFECTS CHILD’S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Working can also impact a child’s social development because the child spends time doing labour instead of spending time with family and learning how to interact properly. Children need to develop personal relations in order to grow and feel confident. They are also at risk of other psychological problems.
3. LEADS TO ISOLATION AND DEPRESSION
Child labourers also suffer from acute diseases such as isolation and depression which can have serious consequences on their social and economic development.
4. HEALTH RELATED ISSUES
Every child deserves an equal chance to play, grow and learn but, unfortunately, some children get trapped in this vicious circle of child labour and find it difficult to get out of it. Children who work often face serious health problems because of working in noxious conditions.
Children, who cannot work, move heaven and earth to ensure their survival but when all doors get closed, begging seems to be the easiest remedy. They, therefore, turn into beggars and often get trapped in the vicious circle of prostitution. They sometimes turn into thieves to meet both their ends. They have to go through thick and thin to ensure their survival.
6. ADVERSE AFFECTS ON THE WELFARE OF NATION.
Child Labour has a negative impact on the welfare of a nation. Since these children get deprived of elementary education it disparages the overall economic and social development of the country. It increases the illiteracy rate thereby adversely affecting the welfare of the country.
When children turn into adults due to lack of education find it very difficult to find jobs since these children lack basic learning skills are also not provided proper vocational training. This leads to a sharp increase in the percentage of unemployment in the country.
Child labourers often get trapped in the hands of terrorists and criminals. Children in order to ensure their survival have to forcefully do illegal activities as directed by such terrorists. They, therefore, become a threat to the nation.
It is, therefore, hard to escape from this noxious cycle and anyone falls in this cycle their life is ruined.