Thousands of Angus 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.
Changes have since been made to ensure that only secondary school pupils will be asked about alcohol, drug and tobacco use or anti-social behaviour such as their experience of fighting, stealing or carrying a knife.
However, primary pupils will still be asked if they have been picked on or had fellow pupils tell lies about them, or if they are worried or unhappy or have problems with their behaviour.
The survey will begin next month, covering pupils aged nine and over at all primary schools and those in S1 to S4 at all secondaries. They will have the right to refuse to take part, or to skip any question they want to.
Another part of the project has seen researchers from an independent market research company begin to visit families with children aged up to eight to ask them about their needs.
The findings will be presented to the council in November.
Anyone with any queries about the survey can contact the council on 08452 777 778.