Need help with my Writing question – I’m studying for my class.
Respond to at least one colleague in one of the following ways: share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting, validate an idea with your own experience, or expand on your colleague’s posting.
(Note: You do not need to respond to the discussion questions, it is included for your reference so you are aware of what questions the students are replying to) I posted my colleagues’ responses to the discussion question above, please respond to their post. Begin the response with Hi Dara/Nakia) (I need at least a half page response for each person) Please include references and provide the url link to all journal articles you use as references. Use current (meaning within the past 2 years) scholarly journal articles as references. Please use APA 6th edition format. Thanks)
2. Child Labor laws have shifted dramatically in our country. Children used to be producers in the family and have now become consumers. What do you think is an appropriate age for a child to be allowed to start working? If you believe that children can work, do you think that there should be limitations on the type of jobs that they are able to have? What do you think about different labor and educational laws for migrant children? Describe the labor laws you would want to see in effect.
Child Labor laws have shifted dramatically in our country. Children used to be producers in the family and have now become consumers. What do you think is an appropriate age for a child to be allowed to start working? If you believe that children can work, do you think that there should be limitations on the type of jobs that they are able to have? What do you think about different labor and educational laws for migrant children? Describe the labor laws you would want to see in effect.
I believe the age for a child to work can be 15. Yes it should be limits on certain jobs such as heavy lifting jobs children should not be able to do. I dont think laws should be different for migrant children they should have the same opportunities as US citizens. When they were in their country opportunities were limited to agriculture or factories so graduating from highschool didnt help the family. But here in the US they have options and dont have to choose those 2 fields of work. I think their parents force them to decide when tey have a choice. I think the labor laws now are fine in the US. I just wish the other countries could afford to enforce theirs.
I think the most appropriate age for a child to work is 14/15 years of age. I think once a child enters high school, they should begin being prepared for real life scenarios; often that means learning to be responsible and independent (in a minimum capacity). When the government said I was able to go to work, I was around 14/15. I learned quickly how to balance my schoolwork, work schedule and after school activities/sports. I do think there should be limitations on what type of work children should be able to do. For instance, factory and production type work should not be allowed to employ children (no matter the country). This type of work is often strenuous and stressful and could impact a child’s ability to pursue the right to education.
I think some educational and labor laws are great for migrant children such as children working certain number of hours (i.e. no work during school hours and on school days max 3-hour shift). I love this law that puts restrictions on how many hours on a school day (even week) a child can work. This law emphasizes education. However, I do think the age to work in agriculture should change. For instance, children can work in agriculture as young as 10 years old with adult consent. I believe the children working in agriculture face exposure to dangerous weather conditions, equipment, and pesticides. Because their bodies are still growing and they are continually developing mentally, children are even more vulnerable to the harsh conditions.
The one labor law I would like to see changed is Delaware being an “employment at-will” state, which means that an employer or employee may generally terminate an employment relationship at any time and for any reason (unless a law or agreement provides otherwise). This is not only problematic for adults at times, but it can be harmful for children as well for added stress.
(n.d.). U.S. Federal Child Labor Law. Retrieved from https://laborcenter.uiowa.edu/special-projects/chi…