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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. Once parents are on board with sun safety education in their homes, they can help children with sun safety outside of the home to help encourage them to be sun safe role models in their schools and communities.

Parents can:

Remember sun safety on the weekends

Talk to children about sun safety

Model good sun safety behavior

Children Can:

Wear sun safe clothing, hats, and sunglasses

Participate in contests

Talk to parents about sun protection

Use sunscreen and lip balm


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.

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