Sun Safety at School

Learn all about the importance of sun safety even during cooler weather and how to help your kids protect their skin when they go back to school on our blog.
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Sun Safety at School


The weather is cooling and fall is officially just around the corner, which means it is time to go back to school. Although we're saying good-bye to the sunny days of summer, we still need to remain mindful of sun protection as the weather cools down. 

This is especially true now that kids are back at school. After all, they spend a bulk of their day at school often times during midday hours when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest. Today, we go over the important of sun safety during the school year. 

Why Should You Protect Your Kids from the Sun While at School?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one bad sunburn in childhood doubles the risk of skin cancer later in life. Damage from exposure to UV rays builds up over time, so the CDC suggests sun protection starts at an early age.

How Can Kids Stay Sun Safe at School?

Encouraging sun-safety at school is crucial and helps build good habits for later in life. In addition to having kids seek shade when possible and drink plenty of water, they should also wear wide-brimmed sun hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen while outside.

Sun-protective clothing also provides peace of mind for parents. UV Skinz's hats, hoodies, and active fleece jackets are ideal for sun protection at school this fall. The lightweight hoodies are practical when the weather gets a little cooler, but it’s still not quite cold enough for a jacket. Throw on the hood for UPF 50+ head and neck coverage.

But perhaps most important is education. Talk with your children about the importance of making sun-safety a habit. And remember to be a good role model by practicing sun safety yourself.

Browse our collection of sun protective clothing for boys and girls online today.