Family physical activity:
% of children who do sport or physical activity with their family
% of parents who support their children's physical activity/sport (e.g. transport, paying fees etc.)
% of children who support their friends to be physically active and vice versa
72% of parents would like more time to play with their children, with many (52%) reporting that work and other commitments get in the way of supporting their children’s playtime 
Parents tend to overestimate their children’s physical activity participation, particularly those with daughters, and many associate their child’s physical activity level with their weight.[7, 8]
Strategies which aim to overcome barriers reported by parents are warranted, and interventions which encourage parents to be physically active with their children may prove effective.
This highlights the need for increased awareness regarding the guidelines and what constitutes as being sufficiently active, including the importance of physical activity besides weight management.
Nationally representative data on both parent and peer support for children's physical activity in England are required.
Children tend to report being in friendship groups with others who engage in similar amounts of physical activity.
Interventions which utilise verbal encouragement, modelling
of behaviour and
of young people do physical activity with their family at least once a week.
% of parents engaged in their child's extra-curricular physical activity and school sport [2015 YST; unpublished custom analysis]
But what is meant by 'engaged'? No other nationally representative data are available. Thus, an INC grade was awarded.
Sport participation in the last week among 11-15 year olds :
of 11-15s reported playing sport with their friends in the last week 
These data do not provide sufficient information on peer support. As such, another INC grade was awarded.
of children have fun with friends outside school every day 
This may not involve physical activity.
Parental physical activity levels:
% of parents meeting physical activity guidelines for adults
This benchmark was applied in the 2014 Report Card, and data from the HSE (2008) were available.
Although the 2012 survey shows how many adults are meeting guidelines, it is not specified how many of the sample are parents. As a result, this benchmark could not be graded.
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Abbreviations: HSE, Health Survey for England; YST, Youth Sport Trust