Infographic: Which Phobias in Children are More Common: Fictitious Monsters or Real-World Dangers?

Things that go thump in the night and the possibility of a zombie apocalypse may be a couple phobias in children, but you’d be surprised what else keeps your little ones awake at night. More than 6,000 children from 47 countries shared their real fears in a ChildFund Alliance Survey, and surprisingly, the survey found phobias in children was also caused by natural disaster, war, death and disease and violence.

Take a look at the information below to compare fictitious fears to real fears by regions, as well as which countries are more afraid of the dark and why.



What are children you know afraid of? Which country do they share the most common fears with? 

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