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Body Kind Youth Survey – Parent Information

Your teen’s voice can make a difference

Butterfly is inviting Australian teens aged 12 to18 years old to share their experiences and ideas around body image. 

Currently there is a gap in research around the prevalence and reality of body satisfaction in young Australians. This important research will help Butterfly better support young people and prevent serious body and eating issues. 

Encourage your child to take part

link to the survey

About the survey 

  • Developed by Butterfly, leading body image researchers, educators, and people with a lived experience
  • A strong do no harm approach.  The survey does not ask questions about harmful behaviours or eating disorders
  • Ethics approved
  • Confidential and anonymous  
  • Every teen who completes the survey can enter the draw to win one of 20 gift vouchers. 

Consent to your child’s participation 

If your child is aged between 12 to 14 years they will need your consent to participate.  You will need to: 

  • Enter the survey and watch a short video covering information about the survey with your child. If you prefer, you can read a transcript (see ‘survey information’ below)   
  • Tick a box to give your consent and provide your email address 
  • Your child will then be able to proceed to the next question  
  • You will be sent an email confirming their participation and providing links to the documents below.

Share this link with your young person

Body Kind Youth Survey

You can also share the survey with friends, family, sports and dance clubs, Scouts, Guides and other activity groups.

Help us help more young Australians be kind to their body.

Access to findings 

To be amongst the first to receive a report of the Body Kind Youth Survey findings, you can sign up below:

Register for the report

Got a question?  Contact: education@butterfly.org.au 

Butterfly is on a mission to create a more Body Kind Australia, where young people grow up treating their own and all bodies with kindness and respect.

Who better to guide us, than young people themselves?

Find out more about Body Kind

Let’s talk 

Whether you need support for yourself or someone you care about, call our free and confidential Helpline on1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673), chat online or email. 

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