What Children Might Say

Many children are afraid to tell that they are being abused or do not know how to tell. They may drop hints or make odd statements as a way of telling. These statements or hints may sound like the following:

“He/She hurts me.”

“________ does things to me that I don’t like.”

“I’m afraid to go home” (or to other specific location)

“I don’t like being alone with ________”

“________ and I play a secret game.”