Kudos to this Arizona mom and azcentral.com editorial writer who called out an over-protection effort by some schools, which may actually be endangering our kids.
Sunscreen, as necessary as water in the scorching desert, is not allowed to be kept in children’s backpacks. In some schools, anyway.
“Why would schools make it more difficult to apply the one thing that can save our kids’ skin from horrid burns, skin cancer and that ugly leather look?” asked writer Joanna Allhands.
Proposed House Bill 2134 would allow kids at public schools to carry sunscreen in their backpacks and apply it. Adults may also apply the sunscreen if a parent provides written permission.
But as Allhands asks: “Do we really need a law for this?”