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Survey: Can you keep a secret?

Credit: Kidsday staff artist Maggie Flaherty, Merrick

Every once in a while we are told a secret. We asked 105 kids if they could keep a secret or if they couldn‘t. Guess what? Most of them (80) said they could keep a secret. Just 25 kids said that they couldn’t.

When kids said they couldn’t keep a secret we asked them why not. Some said they had a big mouth, or that they would have to get the secret off their chest. Some just wanted to tell.

The kids who said that they could keep a secret said they could do it so that others won’t find out, or because it is private and they didn’t want to let their friends down.

Can you keep a secret?

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