Thousands of Dundee pupils are to be asked if they have been bullied, used drugs or suffered emotional and behavioural problems.
The anonymous survey is part of a project aimed at improving services for children and families but its previous use in Perth and Kinross proved controversial.
Many parents felt some of the questions were overly intrusive or aimed at the wrong age group and the survey has now been pared back, ensuring that only secondary school pupils will be asked about alcohol, drug and tobacco use or anti-social behaviour.
Primary pupils will still be asked if they have been picked on or had fellow pupils fight them or tell lies about them.
The survey, entitled Improving Child Outcomes, is specific to Dundee pupils aged 9-16 and was launched this week by the city council in collaboration with the social research unit and the Scottish Government joint improvement team.
David Matthews, information analysis officer, said the survey “will provide our community with information about what can be done to help children grow up healthy, ready to learn and prepared for success in life”.