Chilling moment paedophile Rolf Harris warns children about ‘touching’ and ‘yes feelings and no feelings’ in ‘Kids Can Say No’ sex abuse educational video filmed during period of his offending in 1980s
Chilling footage of paedophile Rolf Harris encouraging children to ‘say no’ to would-be predators during the period of his own offending has re-emerged today following his death at the age of 93.
The disgraced former TV host – who is believed to have died from neck cancer – launched his ‘Kids Can Say No’ campaign at the height of his career in 1985, at a time when he was still abusing his own victims.
The 20-minute video – which was Harris’s idea – was shown widely in schools and saw the Australian-born presenter talk about ‘touching’ and the difference between ‘yes’ and ‘no feelings’.
Harris was convicted of a string of indecent assaults in June 2014, including one on an eight-year-old autograph hunter, two on girls in their early teens and a catalogue of abuse against his daughter’s friend over 16 years, starting when she was just 13.
In a sick mirroring of his own crimes, his 1985 educational video features a roleplay of a young girl being improperly touched by the father of her friend, as he warns that ‘even people you trust’ can be abusers.
Chilling footage of paedophile Rolf Harris encouraging children to ‘say no’ to would-be predators during the period of his own offending has re-emerged today following his death at the age of 93
He tells a group of primary school children: ‘You can also get a ”no” feeling from people that you do already know.
‘It’s quite hard to say no to these people because you feel that you’re always supposed to be nice to them. Or at least you feel you should do what they ask you to do.’
He encourages children to speak out against any attacker, even if they are scared no one will believe them.
In a cruel twist, his own victims would tell a court almost 30 years later that they never spoke out themselves because they feared they would not be believed.
He was jailed for five years and nine months after being convicted of 12 assaults which took place between 1968 and 1986.
‘Some people don’t act right with kids, and they need help,’ Harris says in the resurfaced video.
‘You can’t protect them from trouble that they themselves have caused, and it’s better to say something so that you and the family can get the help you need. You know nothing gets better by keeping quiet about it.’
Harris even wrote a song for the children to remember his advice.
Harris encourages children to speak out against any attacker, even if they are scared no one would believe them
After getting neck cancer, Rolf Harris (pictured during the pandemic) could no longer talk or eat and requires around the clock care
Disgraced paedophile Rolf Harris has died at the age of 93, MailOnline can reveal. He was last pictured in April 2022 (right)
The video ends with him and the children marching around a room while singing: ‘My body’s nobody’s body but mine. You’ve got your own body, let me have mine.’
Two policemen are seen standing behind Harris as they join in on the singing, unaware of his litany of crimes against children and women.
Harris had sought the advice of the NSPCC when creating the video, which was viewed as a pioneering film at the time.
Harris had been ‘very sick’ with neck cancer since leaving prison six years ago, living as a near-recluse with his wife in their £5million riverside mansion in Bray, Berkshire.
A private ambulance was photographed outside his riverside home on May 11. Two sources close to the family told MailOnline that he died up to a fortnight ago but his death was only registered with Windsor and Maidenhead Council today.
This afternoon, in a statement released by his solicitor, his family said: ‘Rolf Harris recently died peacefully surrounded by family and friends and has now been laid to rest. They ask that you respect their privacy. No further comment will be made.’
The cause of death is not yet known but paedophile Harris had been struggling to talk after cancerous tumours grew in his neck following his release from jail in 2017. He was fed through a tube before his death.
He is survived by his grandson Marlon, 25, daughter Bindi, 59, and wife Alwen, 91, a jeweller and sculptor. She is in a wheelchair because of Alzheimer’s disease but the couple, who married in 1958, lived together with the help of round the clock care.
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