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Sid Seagull Virtual Hunt

Cancer Council ACT has developed this quick, educational, and hopefully fun  Sid Seagull Virtual Hunt to assist ACT teachers, parents and carers with their online learning and engagement efforts.

Skin Cancer in Australia

The story of skin cancer in Australia began over 200 years ago when the first fair-skinned Europeans settled on the shores of Sydney Harbour in 1788. At least 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age of 70.

Can ACT primary schools/early childhood services still be awarded ‘SunSmart status’ even if they continue to implement sun protection all year round?

No, not really, not anymore anyway! Current best practice is to adopt a combination of the 5 sun protection measures when UV levels are strong enough to damage unprotected skin - ie when UV levels reach 3 and above .

Sunscreen has stained my child's clothes/uniform, what can i do to remove it?

Unfortunately, all sunscreens stain clothing because the chemicals in the sunscreen react to UV light and change the chemical compound of fabric. This is less likely to occur in natural fibres, and more likely in synthetic fibres.

ACT Secondary School Sun Protection Project

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.

Sample UV Protection Policy for ACT Schools

ACT schools are welcome to copy and adopt this sample UV Protection Policy and use it as their own or incorporate all of the main points into their own UV protection policy and procedures.

Sample UV Protection Policy for ACT Early Childhood Services

ACT early childhood services are welcome to copy and adopt this sample UV Protection Policy and use it as their own or incorporate all of the main points into their own UV protection policy and procedures.

Employment, financial and legal support

Cancer Council Pro Bono Program Cancer Council ACT 13 11 20 Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program provides people affected by cancer with access to free legal, financial, workplace and small business advice if they cannot afford to pay for it.

How do I know if children are getting enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D, which is needed to develop and maintain strong and healthy bones is made in the body when the skin is exposed to small amounts of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UVB). Almost all vitamin D comes from the sun’s UVR.

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Deakin ACT 2600