Boys and Young Men Project

No Knives, Better Lives (NKBL) is a national campaign run by the Scottish Government and YouthLink Scotland (the national agency for youth work in Scotland). NKBL are conducting research on what it is like to be a boy or young man in Scotland today.

To explore this we are asking all young people of all genders in Scotland aged between 11 and 25 years to answer some questions. If you are aged 11 to 15, you should have got a link to this page from a youth worker you know, so they can answer any questions you have about taking part.

Click here to take the survey.

You can find more about the research, including what we do with the information you tell us and what your rights are, in this information sheet.

The questions are about you, some of the things you do and how you are, and your views about things like who you have around you for support, peer pressure, and future plans. There are no right or wrong answers, we just want to know what you think.

Taking part is completely voluntary and if there are any questions you don’t want to answer, you can just skip to the next question. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your answers will be looked at alongside the answers from other young people, and no one will be able to identify who said what. The answers to the survey will be used to help youth workers, teachers and others working with young people understand more about what it is like to be a young person in Scotland today.

If you have any questions, you can email Amy on

We hope you will find the questions interesting, but if for any reason you feel upset by any of the questions, please speak to your parent, carer, youth worker or another person you trust. You can also find a list of organisations who can help at the end of the survey.

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