These kids and diamond miners shouldn't be doing what they're doing.
There are many similarities between kids that are part of blood diamonds and child labor. Usually, the families of these kids are really poor. They don't have enough to support themselves so their kids have to work so they could survive. Also, bosses/warlords take advantage of the kids. Since they are young and naive, they don't understand how much they are supposed to earn. The bosses would underpay them and they probably won't even realize since they are so young. The kids often had to work very dangerous places. The kids couldn't afford a lot of things, including shoes. They walked around barefoot; sometimes, there were dangerous things on the ground and the child could get cut. It wasn't fair that these kids had to work. It was supposed to be something that adults handled yet these kids are working everyday. They probably don't ever get an education or get to enjoy their childhood.