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

Generation SunSmart

You may be faced with a lack of parent support in changing from caps to broad brimmed hats, not reinforcing a sun protection message at home on weekends and failing to role model correct sun protective behaviour. To address a lack of support you may want to:

  • Invite a Cancer Council speaker to attend a parents’ group meeting
  • Include parents in the development of the policy to change from caps to bucket or broad brimmed hats
  • Include regular information in parent newsletters (especially at the beginning of Term 4 and Term 1)
  • Set sun protection homework activities for students to work on with parents
  • Remind parents about necessity for sun protection in school excursion letters.

Explaining the importance of sun protection to families with non-English speaking backgrounds