Signs in Younger Children



  1. An older child behaving like a younger one (such as bed-wetting, thumb sucking, excessive crying)
  2. Has new words for private body parts
  3. Resists removing clothes even when the time is appropriate(bath, bed, toileting, diapering)
  4. Asks other children to behave sexually or play sexual games
  5. Mimics adult-like sexual behaviors with toys or stuffed animal
  6. Wetting and soiling accidents

For general signs in children being abused, read here. For specific signs common in adolescents, read here.

Sometimes, you might be able to identify a child abuser. To find out about signs that might be present in a child abuser, read here.

For signs sometimes displayed by adults who have been abused, read here.

If you suspect a case of sexual abuse, please do not keep quiet but take action to stop it. Here is some information about how you can help.