I want to bring up a very serious issue on child labor. Before you read my actual article, I would first like to say that if you have no intelligent opinion on the subject, do not post here. I am about to provide some information and less-known facts on child labor with the sole purpose of raising awareness. This has nothing to do with campaigns such as Kony 2012, as I do not support it due to falsifying and simplifying information. Please, remain mature about this serious matter. Child labor is a well known subject throughout the world. Anyone in junior high knows about it by now, but there is not a single person who is fully aware of every consequence of this crime. Most of us know the basics, in which children are forced into labor through sweatshops, and beaten if they do not co-operate. These children are starved and tricked into believing they are equal. They are the reason why your brand-name hat was only $35, rather than the $150 it would have been if it was made in the United States. Child labor integrates massively into the global economy, and also de-promotes free trade and markets. Governments want control over these children because they are easy to manipulate mentally, obey commands, and are easy to strike fear into. These child slaves are born into a form of trickery when their employer bribes them, occasionally with items they need such as clothing or food. These children are also sold to companies by their parents even, in order to pay off debts or for protection. They are abducted from families, off the streets, and even from public places such as marketplaces. These children are then made to believe they are only helping their parents or a friend, and are otherwise beaten. Males in the child labor industry have a greater advantage over females, though not by far. The males are occasionally beaten, screamed, threatened, or tortured. Females abducted into this horrid industry are threatened and attacked with rape as a tool as well. In these countries, there is no 'sexual protection', which we take for granted. These girls, often under 16, are at high risk and become impregnated. When they give birth to their child, it is immediately exposed to the harsh environment of child labor and will become a slave itself. Large corporations that are usually deemed as "family-friendly" are often the abusers of child labor. Companies such as Addidas, Nike, and even Disney have all been involved in the production of goods through children as forced employment. These companies and global giants are the main source of fuel for the child labor bonfire that is going on around the world. Child labor is a huge problem, which nearly all of us know about. The younger population, such as that on TerrariaOnline, is not fully aware of what happens throughout these third world developing countries however. By making people, especially the young, aware of child labor and the abuse these human beings go through, we slightly increase the chance of stopping it completely. Thank you all for taking the time to read the above. If you are offended in any way, I offer my sincere apologies. I wrote the above because of a sudden change in emotion I had after reading a textbook article on economic globalization and slave children. Feel free to discuss.