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Sun protection is an individual behavior. Some people will practice sun safety at school with or without a written policy. However, having a published policy clarifies the district’s position on the practice of skin cancer prevention at school. It encourages healthful behavior and can help protect all members of the school district community.

Healthy habits start early in life. Sun safety is no exception. Schools, in partnership with parents, have a responsibility to teach students how to protect themselves from the sun and to encourage healthy behaviors starting at a young age. A sun safety policy for students and staff is the right solution!

Implementing a sun safety policy isn’t as difficult as you may think. It doesn’t have to cost a lot either.


Fast Facts

In a national survey, only 3% of elementary schools¹ and 10% of middle and high schools² had a sun protection policy in place.

1Buller, DB. Et al. Arch Dermatol. 2002;138:771-774.

2Buller DB, Buller MK, Reynolds KD. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006; 54:427-32.

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