Child Labor in the UK

A new research study stated that up to one fifth of Britons could be indirectly supporting child trafficking based on their purchases of goods on the black market.

The survey by ECPAT stated that people purchasing pirated DVDs,  marijuana, prostitutes and giving money to child beggars could be funding operations that are trafficking children.

The United Kingdom is a key transit hub for the trafficking of children.  Children from 52 different countries are victims of child trafficking.

Source: Robert Booth, “Fifth of Britons unknowingly aid child trafficking, according to survey,” Guardian, August 14, 2009.