Ellie (an older teenage girl with learning difficulties) is sitting at a bus stop on her own. Her friend Samantha arrives and sits next to Ellie. A thought bubble appears over Ellie with the Widgit symbol for 'friend' in it. They link arms and wait for the bus together. A Widgit 'good' symbol appears. Ellie is sitting at the same bus stop on her own, listening to an MP3 player. A man arrives at the bus stop and sits next to Ellie. A thought bubble appears over Ellie with the Widgit symbol for 'stranger' in it. He moves close to her and puts his hand on her leg. Ellie looks shocked. A question mark appears. The video of the stranger sitting next to Ellie repeats. When the stranger touches Ellie's leg during the repeat she moves away from him, raises her hand and says 'no' very assertively. She gets up and goes and stands at a distance from where he is sitting.
This clip could be used to support PSHE learning in relation to personal space and introduce the concept of appropriate and inappropriate touch. It enables learners to learn that they can feel comfortable to say 'no' if they feel their personal space is being invaded. The widgit symbols can be used as pause-points by teachers to highlight key issues for discussion.