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Information and resources for staying safe in the sun.

It’s the damage done to your skin when you’re young that could lead to skin cancer developing in later life, so it's vital in raising awareness to get clued up now and protect yourself from the sun.

Sun safety tips

Spend time in the shade when the sun is strongest. In the UK, this is between 11am and 3pm from March to October.

Make sure you:

  • spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
  • never burn
  • cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses
  • take extra care with children
  • use at least factor 15 sunscreen

Teenage Cancer Trust has created a host of exciting and easy to use resources to teach sun safety in schools:

NHS guidance for sun safety -  There's no safe or healthy way to get a tan. A tan doesn't protect your skin from the sun's harmful effects. Aim to strike a balance between protecting yourself from the sun and getting enough vitamin D from sunlight.

NI Direct – Government information services.
The unpredictability of our summers can lead to many people thinking they will not get sunburn in such a changeable climate.

Sun Safe Schools help with assisting primary schools in their duty of care and preventing skin cancer through education.

Tips for staying safe in the sun (CBeebies)

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