No Knives Better Lives - Have Your Say

No Knives Better Lives

NKBL are researching what it's like to be a boy or young man in Scotland today. Can you help?

No Knives Better Lives (NKBL) is a national campaign 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 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 the survey from a youth worker - if you can found this page on your own and you are in that age category feel free to contact or for any additional support with the questions.

The questions are about you, some of the things you do and how you are, and your views about like who you have around you for support, peer pressure, and future plans.  There are no right and 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 around 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 find these questions interesting, but if for any reason you feel upset by any of the questions, please speak to your parents, 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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