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Families are students’ primary health educators, so involving them in sun safety education is essential. Parents or guardians can demonstrate, support and encourage sun safe behaviors for their children. They can also contribute to the development of a sun safe school through fundraising and can encourage businesses and community groups to provide monetary donations, expertise, labor or materials to further sun safety efforts. Once parents are on board, they can help students with sun safety outside of school and they can also help support district-wide sun safety efforts.

Tips to involve parents:


Fast Facts

Seventy percent of adults reported protecting their children from the sun in a 1997 national survey. Fifty-three percent used sunscreen and 8% used shirts to protect their children.

Robinson JK, Rigel RS, Amonette RA. JAMA. 1998;280:317-318.

Promoting Sun Safety in California Elementary Schools.

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