Boys' Views Survey 2021

Hello

This survey is intended to get an honest and up to date understanding of the views, attitudes and experiences of boys, including transgender boys, under the age of 18 years old in Hampshire. It seeks to understand their priorities and be clear about what is important to them. This survey is interested in the mental and emotional health of young people and the many related issues that are integral to keeping well, achieving, and being happy. The survey is divided up into a number of different lifestyle and mental health questions.

The outcome of this survey will be used to inform the future work, planning and development of Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. It will also be used to engage and collaborate with other relevant organisations, youth services, and young people’s clubs as appropriate, in order to best meet the current needs that have been shared and expressed by young people in Hampshire.

We would ask that you complete this survey honestly and responsibly. It is anonymous and therefore we hope that this will allow people to share more openly. Completing this anonymous survey and submitting it will be taken as consent.

Thank you so much for participating in this survey.
About you

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* 1. How old are you?

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* 2. Which town do you live in?

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* 3. Which of the following options best describes how you think of yourself?

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* 4.
Do you identify as transgender?

Transgender is an umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth.

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* 5. Ethnicity

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* 6. Religion

School and Education

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* 7. Do you attend school on a regular basis?

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* 8. What do you enjoy most about school?

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* 9. What do you find most difficult about school?

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* 10. Is education important to you?

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* 11. Do you feel pressure to do well and succeed academically?

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* 12. Do you compare how well you do at school to your friends and people in your year group?

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* 13. Do you find your PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) classes useful?

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* 14. What three things would like you to learn more about in your PSHE lessons?

Bullying

Bullying is a word used to describe deliberate behaviour that causes upset and hurt to another person. There are many forms of bullying which can include ‘teasing’, ‘banter’, as well as online bullying. Online or cyber bullying includes being bullied via mobile phone, email, messaging services and social media.

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* 15. Have you, or a boy you know, ever experienced being bullied?

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* 16. Why do you believe boys might be bullied?

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* 17. Have you ever behaved in a way that someone else might perceive as bullying?

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* 18. Why do you think some people behave in ways which others would consider bullying?

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* 19. What impact does bullying have on boys?

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* 20. Do you think adults take bullying seriously?

Police and Crime

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* 21. Do you feel that police officers are adults you can trust, and get help from if needed?

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* 22. What would stop you from asking for help, or reporting a crime to the police?

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* 23. In your experience, what crimes are you aware of that are committed by boys your age?

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* 24. Would you worry about the consequences of having a police or criminal record?

Sexual Orientation and Gender

Sexual orientation refers to who you are romantically and/or sexually attracted to. Gender refers to personal expression and identification (eg, man, woman, non-binary). For some people, they know and feel certain about their gender and/or their sexual orientation, whereas for others, it may not be as clear. It’s ok to not be sure about either your sexuality or gender.

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* 25. Do you feel comfortable talking about sexual orientation and gender with your family?

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* 26. Do you feel comfortable talking about sexual orientation and gender with your friends?

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* 27. If you do not feel comfortable talking to friends or family about sexual orientation or gender, who else would you feel comfortable talking to?

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* 28. If one of your friends came out as gay or bisexual, transgender or non-binary would you feel?

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* 29. Have you heard of the NHS Rainbow Badge Scheme?

Substance (Drug and Alcohol) Use

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* 30. Have you ever drunk alcohol?

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* 31. Have you ever taken drugs?

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* 32. If you have answered yes, what are some of the reasons that you, or your friends, have tried alcohol or drugs?

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* 33. Do you feel peer pressure to drink alcohol or take drugs?

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* 34. Do you care about the impact that drinking alcohol or taking drugs can have?

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* 35. Would you feel able to tell someone if you were struggling with substance use?

Physical Health & Sports

Physical activity is, really simply, moving your body! This could mean any way you like to move - from walking or stretching, to getting really sweaty and out of breath.

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* 36. Which of these statements describes you best? 

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* 37. Is it important for you to be physically fit?

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* 38. Do you enjoy your PE lessons?

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* 39. Do you go to out-of-School/lunchtime clubs to do sports or other physical activities?

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* 40. What gets in the way of, or stops you from being physically active?

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* 41. Have you ever used any online/digital content for physical activity?  This can be anything from an online workout video, to apps, VR work-outs or other platforms that have physical activity content.

Food and Eating

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* 42. Is eating healthily important to you?

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* 43. Do you eat breakfast?

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* 44. Does your school give you plenty of healthy choices at lunchtime? (eg, including meat or fish that isn’t fried, vegetables and fruit and very small amounts of cake, biscuits or fizzy drinks)

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* 45. At school, is there enough time during breaks to eat snacks and lunch?

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* 46. At school, do you have access to somewhere warm, dry, and with seating, to eat lunch?

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* 47. Do you notice an impact on your mood and concentration if you have not eaten well?

Phone and Gaming

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* 48. How much time do you spend on your phone a day?

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* 49. Are you concerned about how much time you spend on your phone?

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* 50. Do you play computer games or use a games console?

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* 51. If yes, how much time do you spend playing games each day?

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* 52. Are you concerned about how much time you spend playing games?

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* 53. Are you aware of any negative impact of using your phone or playing computer games for long periods of time? 

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* 54. Do you think you might need help or advice about reducing the amount of time spent on your phone or playing games?

Sleep

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* 55. How many hours sleep each night do you get on average?

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* 56. Do you have any difficulties with your sleep?

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* 57. If yes, which of these do you struggle with:

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* 58. What are the reasons your sleep can be disrupted?

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* 59. Does anything help you to get good sleep?

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* 60. Do you think not getting enough sleep has a negative impact on your wellbeing?

Hobbies

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* 61. Do you do any activities outside of school?

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* 62. If yes, which activities do you do?

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* 63. What do you enjoy most about the activities you do?

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* 64. Is there anything which stops you, or gets in the way of you having hobbies or attending clubs?

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* 65. Do you feel that having hobbies or access to clubs helps/improves your health and wellbeing?

Attitudes towards Masculinity and Body Image

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* 66. Do you think there are characteristics (eg, personality traits) that are typically masculine?

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* 67. Do you think there is a typical masculine body image?

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* 68. Do you feel pressure to conform to the stereotypes of masculinity?

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* 69. Is body image important to you?

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* 70. Do you compare your body image to others?

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* 71. What worries, if any, do you have about your body image?

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* 72. Do you have an important role model in your life?

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* 73. And what makes them a good role model?

Accessing Your GP

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* 74. Do you know how to contact your GP?

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* 75. If you had a health problem would you contact your GP?

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* 76. How would you prefer to have contact with your GP?

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* 77. Do you know that anything you discuss with the doctor is confidential (unless you say something the doctor has to share to keep you safe)?

Sex and Relationships

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* 78. If you were worried, or had a question about sexual health or relationships, who would you talk to? [tick all that apply]

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* 79. Are you aware of the impact of contracting a sexually transmitted infection?

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