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Be Safe: What is Sexual Abuse (Children) Social Story


This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story for children to help explain what sexual abuse means.

Arrows point to private parts on a boy and girl (buttocks and penis on boy; buttocks, breasts, and vagina on girl).

My private parts are the parts of my body that get covered by a bathing suit.

A frowning girl wearing underwear stands next to a man who is talking to her.

Sexual abuse is when someone wants to look at my private parts.

A girl wearing underwear stands with her hand covering her mouth as a man stands in front of her with his pants pulled down.

Sexual abuse is when someone wants me to look at their private parts.

A frowning girl stands without clothes on, and a man shows her a picture of herself not wearing clothes.

Sexual abuse is when someone wants to take pictures or videos of me without my clothes on.

A frowning girl is shown without clothes on. A man on her right leans in toward her with a grin on his face.

Sexual abuse is when someone wants to touch or kiss me on my private parts.

A man and girl are shown without clothes on, and the man's arms are outstretched toward the girl.

Sexual abuse is when someone wants me to touch or kiss them on their private parts.

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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.