Learn about: skin cancer, being SunSmart, and how to incorporate sun protection strategies into your day to day activities.

Generation SunSmart


WA // School sun protection when money’s tight

We know that skin cancer is Australia’s most common and expensive cancer1 and that the leading cause of skin cancer is sun exposure2. Sun exposure during the childhood years, particularly if it results in sunburn, damages the skin3. That’s why Cancer Council developed the SunSmart Schools program. It’s essentially a check list of evidence-based criteria […]

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Online learning modules for students (and parents!)

Australia has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world and sun exposure during childhood and adolescence is a major risk factor. Sun protection is not ‘No Hat No Play’. While most of us are familiar with Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide, often young Aussies are not that great at effectively […]

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Slip on a sun protective uniform to prevent sunburn and skin cancer

‘Slip on a shirt’ has been a part of the SunSmart mantra for over 20 years. Wearing sun protective clothing is the best way to protect your skin – after all, ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun can’t penetrate fabric, it stays in place and it won’t wash off. Clothing acts as a barrier between […]

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Kick start the school year with healthy habits

What’s your favourite way to start your year off? Email schools@cancerwa.asn.au with your name, school name and answer by 13 March 2020 to go in the draw for a set of 10 classroom hats to use as spares and a slinky machine for Crunch&Sip fun! WA schools only. A new year, a new class and […]

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New sun protection guidelines for WA schools

Cancer Council WA has developed sun protection best practice guidelines for Western Australian schools. These guidelines outline why evidence-based sun protection should be included in the policy and practice of all Western Australian schools. It also provides key recommendations on how to reduce exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation to students and staff. This document […]

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