World-class concerns

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Ask your children what they are worried about most. Ten to one that you’re amazed about what they answer.

World – According to UNICEF, Dutch youth has for many years been listing the happiest children in the world. But a recent British study shows that children are more worried than we like. Family, friends or achievements at school are the biggest culprits, but the world around them is also a source of concern.

I wondered what happened to the children I met on my travels. Do they, like my own children, worry about war or plastic soup? The answers turn out to be just as diverse as the young world inhabitants themselves.

Images: Nicole Franken – Text: Anneke de Bundel

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