Child work (light work) includes activities such as helping their parents around the home, assisting in a family business, or earning pocket money outside school hours and during school holidays for a few hours and under adult supervision.
These kinds of activities contribute to children’s development and the welfare of their families. It provides them with skills and experience, and prepares them to be productive members of society during their adult life.
Not all work done by children is classified as child labour. Children’s and adolescents’ participation in economic work that does not affect their health and personal development or interfere with or prejudice their schooling or their participation in vocational orientation or training programmes is generally regarded as positive.
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Entry added: September 11, 2022
Verified on: September 14, 2023
International Cocoa Initiative (ICI)
“Child Labour & Forced Labour: A glossary of definitions,” International Cocoa Initiative, February 1, 2022
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