According to the Children's Society annual report, which surveyed 3000 people, theft and assault are children's biggest fears.
Among 10 to 17-year-olds, almost 40% worry about crime and are particularly scared of theft, being followed by a stranger or being assaulted. The Children's Society wants the government to issue more funding to help vulnerable children.
However, despite the high number of children who worry about being a victim of crime, the crime figures do not reflect the fear, with only 17% of children reporting that they had been a victim of a
After that, parental debt and money struggles damage children's happiness the most, the charity's annual Good Childhood Report found.