Knowledge on Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Knowledge and Skills of Child Sexual Abuse Prevention scale is a 10-item measure that surveys school-age children's skills and knowledge of sexual abuse prevention.


Geographies Tested: China

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Children


1. A child can refuse when not wanting to be touched.
2. A child should tell others when private parts were touched by an adult, even when asked to keep secret.
3. A child should tell the CSA to trusted adults until someone believes and helps.
4. Doctors can check or contact private parts of children when they are injured.
5. Parents should not see or touch private parts of their children when they don’t get injured nor need cleaning.
6. When a man shows his private parts to children intentionally, they should go away and tell adults.
7. When a man shows his private parts to children intentionally, it is the man’s fault in this situation.
8. Someone intentionally touching a child’s private parts is sexual abuse.
9. Someone asking a child to touch his or her private parts is sexual abuse.
10. Someone intentionally showing his private parts to a child is sexual abuse.

Respons Options:
Yes - 1
Unsure/No/Blank - 0

Scoring Procedures

Correct responses were given a score of 1, while incorrect or “unsure” or blank answers were scored as 0. The total score of knowledge ranges from 0 to 10.

Original Citation

Jin, Y., Chen, J., & Yu, B. (2016). Knowledge and skills of sexual abuse prevention: A study on school-aged children in Beijing, China. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 25(6), 686-696.

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Formative Research

Qualitative Research

Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing








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