You can now add to your online cart knowing that you're not adding to the global problem of child labor.

A recently-launched internet plug-in called aVOID blocks out items produced by brands known to employ child laborers. The software uses data gathered from users and the advocacy group Active Against Child Labor and hit 1 million products (and counting) for consumers to avoid in its first week.

The plug-in, which scours brands sold on Asos, Yoox, Amazon, Target, Macys, Zalando, Google Shopping, Frontlineshop and Otto, has arrived at a crucial moment.

Across the globe, an estimated 215 million children under the age of 15 are forced to work in sweatshops, deprived of education and are often subjected to physical and emotional abuse, according to the International Labour Organization. Though big-name companies have come under fire through the years, the practice of exploiting young workers still exists.

On World Day Against Child Labor in July, police raids led to the rounding up of 26 youth who had been forced to work under inhumane conditions in New Delhi, according to the Associated Press, and 50,000 children in India's capital alone are believed to be working in factories. Some were working with acid and metal, others were embroidering women's clothes.

"My employer had once burnt my hands for refusing to work," Divya, a former child laborer told Time of India. "No child should be forced into labour and anyone doing so should be punished."

For more information on how you can help fight child labor, view the above video, and visit aVOID Plug-in's website.

Click through the slideshow to see photos of child workers across the globe.
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  • World Day Against Child Labor

    A young Indian bonded child laborer cries as he is walked away after being rescued during a raid by workers from Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save the Childhood Movement, at a garment factory in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • World Day Against Child Labor

    Pakistani Thaminah Sadiq, 7, works in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Thaminah earns 250 Rupees ($2 .77) per day according to her father. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

  • World Day Against Child Labor

    A young Indian bonded child laborer rests his head in his hands after being rescued during a raid by workers from Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save the Childhood Movement, at a garment factory in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer).

  • World Day Against Child Labor

    A Pakistani boy Mohammad Jahangir, 9, who earns 290 rupees ($ 3.07) in an eight-hour work shift to feed his family, waits for customers at an onion stall in a fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad, Pakistan, (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

  • World Day Against Child Labor

    A young laborer who works at a food market, is also a part of the dance group Patria Mia -- a group that recruits young workers and helps them transition from labor to school. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

  • World Day Against Child Labor

    Raids on factories in the Indian capital revealed dozens of migrant kids hard at work Tuesday despite laws against child labor. Police rounded up 26 children from three textiles factories and a metal processing plant, but dozens more are believed to have escaped. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • World Day Against Child Labor

    An Indian migrant boy works in a sari factory on World Day Against Child Labor in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

  • World Day Against Child Labor

    A Pakistani boy Javed Khan, 10, who earns 385 rupees ($4.08) in an eight-hour work shift to feed his family, waits for customers at a tomato stall in a fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

  • World Day Against Child Labor

    A young boy cleans parts of a truck on World Day Against Child Labor in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. This day serves as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labor. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • World Day Against Child Labor

    A Nepalese boy works at a tea shop on World Day Against Child Labor in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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