When it comes to better understanding sun protection behaviour and attitudes among ACT teenagers, the only local, reliable and consistent data (evidence) we have to go on is the Australian Secondary Student’s Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) Survey.
The short answer is NO, especially during summer. Well designed shade (natural or constructed) is one of the most effective ways to reduce direct exposure to the sun’s UV radiation.
No, it should not be.
Adequate shade provides good UV protection in high use areas at peak UV times. The sun’s UV is most intense during the middle of the day (between 10 – 3pm). Where do most children play during this time? That area has a priority for shade.
During the daylight saving/summer time of the year (around October to March in Canberra) daily UV levels between 11am and 3pm will generally be HIGH to EXTREME and the potential to cause skin damage will be greatly increased during this period.
Yes, it's not the end of the world. There will be times between August and May when daily UV levels are going to be under 3 during school hours Canberra ie early morning and late afternoon (as we enter and exit the winter period).
The beginning of August is 'Hats On’ for Canberra primary schools and early childhood services as ultraviolet (UV) levels begin to rise above 3.
Background In 2011 Cancer Council ACT (CCACT) was asked by the ACT Health Directorate to take action in secondary schools to help solve the problem of poor adolescent sun protection attitudes and declining sun protection behaviours.
Daffodil Day is Cancer Council’s most iconic and much-loved fundraising campaign. The Daffodil itself is our logo, and to us and those affected by cancer, represents hope for a cancer-free future. For many Canberrans, Daffodil Day means passing by their local community stall and purchasing a bunch of Daffodils.
New research released yesterday (November 18) by Cancer Council Australia has shown the message that there’s nothing healthy about a tan is still not reaching the majority of Aussie teens