Ali (a young teenage boy with ASD) is walking to the corner shop by himself. A boy runs up from behind and puts his arm across Ali's shoulders. Ali looks at the boy. A thought bubble appears over Ali with the Widgit symbol for 'friend' in it. Ali's friend shows him something in the magazine he's carrying. A widget 'thumbs-up' symbol appears. We see Ali walking alone along the same pavement. A man comes up from behind. Ali looks at him. A thought bubble appears over Ali with the Widgit symbol for 'stranger' in it. The man puts his arm across Ali's shoulder. A question mark appears. The video replays. As the man puts his arm across Ali's shoulder during the replay, a Widgit 'stop' sign appears. Ali steps away from the man and puts his hand up assertively. A speech bubble with the Widgit 'stop' symbol appears and Ali says 'No'.

First broadcast:
21 October 2010

This clip could be used to support PSHE learning in relation to personal space and appropriate and inappropriate touch, encouraging learners to feel comfortable with saying '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