Making sun protection a priority helps children develop sun-smart behaviors that will last a lifetime. Parents, teachers, camp counselors, school nurses and administrators can work together as role models for children by encouraging healthy sun habits. These role models can create a sun-savvy school or summer camp environment that enables children to enjoy time outdoors and help stay protected from the sun’s rays.
Sun-smart behaviors are summertime essentials, but it’s important to remember they are also necessary outside of summer. Advocating for sun sense at school does not have to be complicated; in fact, simple steps can make a difference. In some cases, simply initiating a conversation to learn more about sun protection ignites role model behavior and may remind others of its importance. Read on for tips to learn more about sun protection at school.