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Young people tell us –

What is your Body Kind Australia? 

Butterfly is giving tweens and teenagers the opportunity to educate Australia about their body image experiences.  

In September this year we’ll be inviting young Australians aged 12 – 18* to take part in the first ever online Body Kind Youth Survey.  The Body Kind Youth survey will be a deep dive into the body image experiences of young Australians and fill the gap in current research.   

What does Butterfly want to know? 

  • What influences body image
  • How body image impacts lives
  • How young people are supporting their own body image and being body kind
  • How people feel about seeking help and what might make this difficult
  • The types of information and resources young people want to see
  • And most importantly, what they want to see change, to improve body image and body kindness for all.
  • Findings will be used to inform Butterfly programs and resources and shared widely to inform policy and practice.

Why get involved? 

  • This is young people’s chance to have their say about issues that affect them directly
  • Youth voices will reach all the way to the Government and could even end up in a policy
  • Youth insights could help their friends and family  
  • Youth feedback could impact the way social media delivers messages about body image too. 

How to have your say?

If you are aged 12 – 18, work with or have young people in your life and would like to be notified when the Body Kind Youth Survey launches in September, please register below. 

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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! 

A little extra information

The Body Kind Youth Survey is being developed by Butterfly in conjunction with expert researchers in body image and people with a lived experience, with the vision to establish a benchmark to assess long term trendsThe focus is on taking a positive, ‘do no harm’ approach and we will be seeking ethics approval.  

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

The Body Kind Youth Survey is proudly supported by nib foundation.