“Kid Nation” Stirs Controversy About Exploitation of Children

 - Aug 24, 2007   Updated: May 25 2011
References: slate
An unbelievable reality TV program could make it to the Air Waves, the potentially new CBS reality show "Kid Nation" is stirring controversy from activists as they state it exploits children from the ages 8 to 15 years old.
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."