Although the industrial revolution was a tough time for children, they needed these job to be able to keep a roof over their heads. Kids actually made 1/3 of the total income in their family to help support them.
Most children during the industrial revolution worked for 10 to 14 hours every day making barely any money. They were not able to have an education and constantly worried about keeping themselves safe, keeping their job, and most importantly keeping themselves alive.
In 1938, Child labor laws were officially abolished. The fair labor standards act was put into law, this act made it illegal for children to not have an education and also had children be able to work at the age of fourteen with documents, without documents then they would be allowed to work until they were sixteen years old.