In Queensland, year-round sun protection is important for all children and young people.
Research shows that high ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure from the sun in childhood and adolescence significantly increases the risk of developing skin cancer.
Schools refer to the
sun safety in state schools procedure and, in consultation with their community, develop and implement a
sun safety policy (PDF, 821KB). This policy will outline a wide range of strategies to minimise the risks associated with UVR exposure.
Parents, families and the community also play an important role to model and reinforce the
5 ways to be sun safe with children and young people.