An animation aimed at young teenagers with severe learning difficulties. While having a bath, Ali (a young teenage boy with ASD) notices pubic hairs have started to appear on his body. He doesn't know what they are and tries to wash them off. When he realises he can't get rid of them he starts to panic and tries to pull them out. A Widgit 'stop' sign appears. The video replays. During the replay, when Ali notices the pubic hairs he calls for his father. His father explains that as he gets older hairs will start to appear on different parts of his body (the video uses illustrations of a generic naked man in a speech bubble coming from Ali's father). Ali looks reassured.

First broadcast:
21 October 2010

This clip could be used to support PSHE learning in relation to puberty and bodily changes and demonstrating the value of asking for advice and support with issues of concern. The widgit symbols can be used as pause-points by teachers to highlight key issues for discussion.