MICS report child labour/violent discipline

MICS report child labour/violent discipline
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Violent cases against children increased by 5% as child labour reduced by 19%.

According to the 2021 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) which was developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to assist countries in filling data gaps for monitoring human indicators, there has been a record of 5 percent increase in violent cases against children in Nigeria, between 2016 and 2021. The survey affirmed that about 90 percent of children between the ages of 1 to 14 have been a victim of at least one form of violent discipline by guardians in 2021.

The survey, an implementation of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), highlighted Cross River and Imo States as states with the highest level of violent discipline across the country, with over 90 percent. Sokoto State, on the other hand, recorded the lowest level of violent discipline with about 60 percent. Also, in 2021, the survey recorded a reduction of 19 percent in child labor; the 2016 record of 50 percent of children between 5 to 17 experiencing child labor reduced to 30 percent in 2021.

Violent discipline could lead to mental health issues, illness or death.

An earlier record by UNICEF revealed that 85 percent of Nigerian children between the ages of 1 and 14 are made to undergo violent discipline in schools, with 1 in 3 children experiencing severe physical punishment. It was also said that these violent disciplines takes place in the form of corporal punishment in institutions that are supposed to keep children safe and instill respect for human rights, helping them understand the promotion of peace and conflict resolution, through dialogue.

Violent discipline does not only cause sadness, shame, pain, fear and anger in children, it usually causes stress, changes in brain structure and function, and overloaded nervous, cardiovascular, and nutritional systems. Some research has also asserted that violent discipline could lead to long term disability, death, mental ill-health, impaired cognitive and socio-emotional development, increased antisocial behavior, criminal behavior in adulthood, aggression, poorer academic and occupational outcomes, or damaged relationships as a result of its intergenerational transmission.

Bauchi and Katsina States have the largest proportion of child labor.

The international household survey further mentioned Lagos State and Ondo State as having the lowest proportions of children involved in child labor with 10 percent and 9 percent respectively, while Bauchi State and Katsina State hold the largest proportion with about 55 percent and 50 percent respectively. The major factor behind child labor in Nigeria is poverty. In poor families, child labor is mostly the main source of income used to fend for the needs of the family.

In Nigeria, child labor is the employment of children below the age of 18 in a way that brings restriction or prevention from attaining basic education and development. Child labor exists in every state in the country but is more prevalent in some states than others. Some of the works usually done by child workers include street vendors, shoe shiners, apprentice mechanics, carpenters, barbers, vulcanizers, tailors, and domestic servants. Most children, while doing these works, are exposed to dangerous and unhealthy environments.

MICS help countries monitor progress towards SDGs.

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) are household surveys that are implemented by countries under the program developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to aid the provision of internationally comparable, statistically rigorous data on the situation of children and women. The MICS has high comparison to the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), while the technical teams developing and supporting the surveys are in close collaboration. The surveys also measure key indicators that permit countries to generate data for use in policies and programs, and for monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

MICS report child labor/violent disciplineViolent cases against children increased by 5% as child labor reduced by 19%. – Express your point of view.

Last edited 1 month ago by AN-Dawn
Adeolastan
Member
1 month ago

The menace of child labour in Nigeria will continue to increase because of poverty and uncare attitude of the government towards ensuring a better life for her citizens.

theApr
Member
1 month ago

Violence is violence. Buh sadly, it’s called “discipline” when it involves kids. Discipline aims at correction. But how do you correct a kid with violence. Violence and forms of child assault tagged “discipline” is way parents or it’s perpetrators express anger at misbehavior of these kids. Let’s be rational here. ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’ is a metaphor fgs. Rod in that context mean correction. Buh then English is a problem here too. So misconstrual is inevitable.

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

It is inhumane for someone to treat an helpless child with violent discipline. Government should enact law prohibiting child violent discipline and ensure that it is enforced.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

As a result of its transmission from one generation to the next, the harmful effects of physically harsh punishment on children can have a negative impact on the quality of their adult relationships.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 month ago

The government ought to enforce laws in order to put a stop to and regulate the indefensible practises that Guidance engages in with regard to the children.

Adesanyaj72
Member
1 month ago

When people use violence to train children it is bad because it will not help them to understand how a peaceful life and environment works.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 month ago

It’s poverty that made people to send their children into labor, if the government can help tackle poverty in the country then child labor will reduce.

Remi1
Member
1 month ago

Most children who participate in child labour are put in hazardous and unsanitary condition which is very bad for their health. It has to stop.

Bola12
Member
1 month ago

Child labor need to come to an end in this country, if these so called parents know they are not ready to take care of their children then they should practice Birth control

Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

It’s mostly these northerners that are usually involved in child labor and the government there has to curb it because it’s hindering the future of the children.

Tolaniiii
Member
1 month ago

Although it occurs among allstates, child labor is more common in some than others. Street vendors, shoe shiners, apprentice mechanics, and house helpers are some of the jobs that young people typically perform, which exposes them to hazardous environments.

Chibuzor
Member
1 month ago

Using violent discipline on kids is already archaic people should not be doing that anymore because using this method doesn’t mean the child will desist from whatever they are doing.

Christiana
Member
1 month ago

Children who experience violent discipline typically experience stress, changes in brain structure and function, and overloaded neurological, cardiovascular, and nutritional systems in addition to feelings of despair, guilt, pain, fear, and fury.

Taiwoo
Member
1 month ago

The government needs to do more to protect children because they are vulnerable to attacks from predators and it won’t be good for them to be getting hurt.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 month ago

Child violence need to be stopped! It should be backed up with legal punishment. In case anyone sees any child go through all sort of violent it should be reported to the authorities as soon as possible for solutions.

Ultra0711
Member
1 month ago

Child violence should be backed up with strong legal punishment so as to put away those engaging in such act. Child right needs to be observed and respected in society.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

Child violent need to be stop since child labor is reducing, treating a child harshly is really a bad thing which need to be stop any this kind of act found in anywhere should be report And government should try and set more guidance on children to protect them been treating anyhow

Tonerol10
Member
1 month ago

we need to reduce child violent to zero level, a lot of them are still suffering this violent both in secret. If anyone notice or see any child that is suffering this violent should report to the authorities

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

This kinds of violent on children called corporal punishment should be prohibited in schools. Laws should be enforced by the government to curb/regulate the unjustifiable activities of Guidance on the children. So many factors could be responsible for a child who is without the parents.

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

I’m so happy that child labour has reduce drastically so why are we so violent against all these children hmmm the answer is not far fetch Nigerian are frustrated humans,the way we relate and behave to each other will make you know we are no conscience at all to judge or actions .

Abusi
Member
1 month ago

We really need to do enough to reduce the violent cases against children. This children will grow up to be traumatized and that is not God for these children. We really need to do better.