Practice Sun-Savvy Behaviors

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.

The ABCs of Sun Protection at School

 

ASK ABOUT SCHOOL POLICY.

BE A SUN-SAVVY CHAMPION.

COLLABORATE WITH YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL.

DISCUSS SUN PROTECTION AT SCHOOL DURING THE NEXT PTA MEETING.

EVALUATE YOUR SCHOOL'S SHADED AREAS.

Find out when your school holds outdoor activities.

GET ADVICE.

HELP CHILDREN LEARN SUN SENSE AT SCHOOL.

INCORPORATE SUN PROTECTION INTO YOUR FAMILY'S ROUTINE.