3 February 2013

What Cambodian Kids Fear Most

Insects and scary animals.

That's what most of the world's kids are scared of.

But that's not the overwhelming fear for many Cambodian youngsters. Almost one-third of Khmer kids name violence and crime as their top fear according to a survey of more than 6,000 kids from 47 countries.

"I am afraid of thieves, child rape and drug users," 12 year-old Cambodian girl, Panchma, said.

This trepidation, shared by so many young Cambodians, is staggeringly high compared to the study's average; overall just 10% of the children surveyed responded that violence and crime most worried them.

 Only children from Liberia and Afghanistan shared such high levels of dread for violence.

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