2020 media releases

Children and educators get SunSmart as they head back to learn and play outdoors

Tuesday 13 October 2020

After months spent indoors during lockdown, Victorian educators flocked to online learning platform Generation SunSmart in record numbers to upskill in sun protection and be ready for rising UV levels as children return to school and early childhood services.

New study shows Victorians don’t understand when to use sun protection

Tuesday 1 September 2020

New research shows Victorians don’t understand the UV Index and mistakenly believe temperature and sunshine are the best predictors of the need for sun protection.

Alarming number of infants, children and teens presenting at Victorian hospital emergency departments with sunburn

Friday 24 January 2020

Victorians are being reminded to protect themselves and their families this long weekend as data shows children and teenagers accounted for more than half the number of emergency hospital presentations for sunburn last summer.


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