Be Safe: Secrets - When Should You Tell Social Story
This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, provides information about different types of secrets and when keeping them can be dangerous.
Sometimes people may tell me I'm not supposed to talk about something that happened.
It is okay to keep a secret about presents or surprises.
These secrets are okay because no one gets hurt.
If somebody could feel hurt or uncomfortable, I should not keep it a secret.
If someone tries to look at my private parts or asks me to look at their private parts, I should not keep it a secret.
Even if somebody tells me not to tell the secret, I should remember that keeping people safe is more important.
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.