Work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.
It refers to work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children and that interferes with their schooling by:
• Depriving them of the opportunity to attend school;
• Obliging them to leave school prematurely; or
• Requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work.
Source: International Labour Organisation ‘What is Child Labour’« Back to Glossary Index