London: A million children in Britain from ages 8 to 12 were found to be afraid of the same things as their parents, according to a study.

These shared phobias suggest that fear runs in the family. The study found that kids too have the same fears of heights, spiders, snakes, dentists or flying as their parents, a daily reported.

It is thought this may be due to adults being more open about their phobias at home - something 46 per cent of them admitted in the survey by chocolate biscuit maker Rocky.