3 February 2013
What Cambodian Kids Fear Most
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.