sun safety at school
Project Sunscreen is passionate about helping kids develop sun safety practices early in life. We’re reaching out to schools around the country to help establish an official sun safety policy and we encourage you to help!
Many states have already passed legislation to allow kids to bring and apply sunscreen to school and to encourage them to wear hats, sunglasses, and sun-protective clothing during school hours. Many children go unprotected from sun exposure at school—particularly midday, when sun protection is critical. It only takes a couple of childhood sunburns to dramatically increase your risk of malignant melanoma, the deadly form of skin cancer.
We hope to empower and educate students, parents, teachers, and administrators, and help each and every school around the country adopt a sun safety policy. It doesn’t have to be fancy, and it doesn’t have to cost anything. Help us and your community spread the word about being safe in the sun!
how does my school adopt a sun safety policy?
Adopting a sun safety policy is easy. We have created a sample policy that your school can adopt. Simply refer your school administrators to the Sun Safety Checklist & Pledge—ask them to please fill it out, send it back to us, and start letting your community know that your school is sun safe. We will shout it from the rooftops and share your success with all who will listen!
You can also let them know that to every school that participates, we will send a shipment of Project Sunscreen. We hope to inspire every school-age child to hang a sunscreen from their backpack and take it wherever they go. Your school will also be entered in our raffle to win a complimentary visit from our team to help kickstart and educate your school on how to be sun safe.
Click to download:
• Sun Safety Checklist & Pledge
how to be sun safe at a school without a policy in place
Regardless of sun safety policy, your school is required to allow their students to stay sun safe when they have a physician’s letter. For your convenience, we have drafted one for you and your child’s physician to sign.