Children indulge in mining
Do you even have any idea at all that the digital stuff you use with such a pride and love to have fun with is actually causing child labor?
Joost Kooijmans, a child labor specialist with UNICEF said that mining of raw material that go into high tech products is one of the major cause of child labor. You must be thinking that how a digital device can be taking part in the child labor. Well think for yourself that there is gold inside your phone, cobalt is being used in the battery of the lithium, coltan is being used in the miniature circuitry of your phone.
These all are minerals and they are being mined in areas where the law is very weak and government check and control is on rare basis. So, in order to mine these minerals a lot of children are used to work in these areas.
The biggest reason for the children to work in these tunnels or why they are considered as the most suitable ones to work here is that, as we all know that tunnels are basically small and children can easily squeeze them into these tunnels in order to take out the minerals.
It is not even making children miss their school but also is bad for their health. As we all know that there are toxic chemicals in the air of the tunnels which can cause various breathing problems for children.
Maki says that companies could still make the digital devices we love by letting go of certain minerals they are using in their devices.
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