Child Labor During the Victorian Era by: Valentina Toledo

During the Victorian era, children of the lower class were sent to work houses to help support the family and make money to live off of.

The parliament often turned a blind eye toward these suffering children, and when they finally too charge of the situation it was a long struggle.

If boys were of age, they most often went off to the armed forces to either fight or find a job within the location. Sometimes parents or masters would sell them to the marine society, and the children would lose everything they've known, and become numbed to the horrors of the sea.

Many kids by the age of 5 had already started working full time. They started growing up very quickly and the only way they could regain their childhood was by parliament, which was quite rare. In fact if a member of parliament ever did visit the factory, the children would be forced to act like it was a good living environment or else they wouldn't receive food for the night. The parliament was glad to not have to stick their nose up the issue of chid labor.

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