I wish there was someway to get an education without doing all of this work.
Why do I have to work so much just to get an education?
Why aren't you two working? Do you even want an education?
Your not going to make money this week unless you work.
Yes, of course we do.
I wish we could go to school without working.
We aren't even supposed to be working, I am only 10.
This is Amanda and Dan, they have just arrived at the factory that they are forced to work at in order to graduate their school.
We normally have to assemble iPhone's because we are told it gives us necessary work experience.
I just want to graduate!
These kids are forced to work for hours upon hours after there school day is over, they get very little sleep and are treated very poorly. They used to have to pick cotton, but were transferred to this factory because the factory needed more workers.
My dad is sick and can't work and my mom is home taking care of him, I need the money that working this job gets me.
And my parents have jobs but are paid very little.
The labor laws in China make it illegal to work when under the age of sixteen but many children still have to work regardless of these laws.
I wish I could go play with my friends like everyone else.
We didn't get 1,000 phones assembled today so we have to stay for four more hours to get it done.
These kids are forced to assemble phones because their hands are small which makes it much easier for them to put the tiny parts where they need to go. They also haven't had other work experience so they typically don't know how terrible these conditions actually are.
These kids have to work in order to get money for their families so they will take any job they are offered no matter how dangerous. They are paid only around pennies an hour. People hire and take advantage of these kids everyday.
These children aren't alone around 170 million children around the world are forced to work long hours in dangerous conditions everyday. A lot of this can be prevented by just simply saying something, these children can't stand up for themselves so they need others to do it for them. If anyone knows about child labor going on they should call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center right away.