The kids were away from school for over six weeks and had to work from sunrise to sundown to survive. CBS may truly be pushing the envelope with this one.
Implications - The contracts that the children have to sign to be on the show Kid Nation have "confidentiality agreements that extend for three years after the show ends." The kids get a stipend of $5000, but have the chance to win $20,000 on the show. Participants sign a wavier that states that they will not sue the show under any circumstances including "humiliation, physical injury, or even sexually transmitted diseases."