August 9, 2012

Parents defend putting children to work on farms

The Labor Department failed to pass an initiative that would require paid farm workers to be 16 to use power equipment, such as tractors. They would have to be 18 to work at grain elevators, silos and feedlots. The rules would not have applied to children working at farms owned by their parents, but they would have limited the paid jobs youngsters could do on their neighbors’ and relatives’ farms. The agency dropped its proposal […]
August 3, 2012

Child prostitution arrests across country saves 79 children

Across the country, a nationwide sweep took place which involved more than 2,500 officers working in 57 cities.  The sweep was intended to rescue children from prostitution operations between the ages of 13 to 17.  According to reports, about 100,000 American kids get taken into prostitution each year.  It is found that the people exploiting children in this way are involved engaged in organized crime. They use methods such as the Internet to find vulnerable […]