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Sun protection in schools

Updated: Aug 24





Sunglasses protect children's eyes from harmful UV rays. Children should wear sunglasses at least half the time they spend outside. If your child does not have their own pair of sunglasses, ask them to borrow yours. Make sure they know how to put them on correctly and take them off properly.

When choosing hats for children, look for ones with wide brims that cover the ears and sides of the head. Avoid hats with small brims that only cover the top of the head.

Hats provide shade and keep kids' heads cool. When choosing hats for children, look for ones with wide brims that cover the ears and sides of the head. Avoid hats with small brims that only cover the top of the head.





Wear loose-fitting clothing that covers arms and legs. Choose clothes that are lightweight and breathable. Look for shirts that button down the front and long pants. Wear sunscreen lotion daily if your child spends a lot of time playing outdoors.




Umbrellas help shield children from the sun's rays. Choose umbrellas that offer good coverage and fit well.


Apply sunscreen lotion regularly to exposed skin. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going outside and reapply after swimming or sweating or every hour.

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