As we bask in the warm fuzzy feeling of a post Murdoch world (if the politicians and police who sucked at his teat have their way), let us not forget the children!
Nanny, now that the school holidays are once again foisted upon the adult world, is more than a little concerned about the adverse effects that the Sun (the star not the paper owned by News Corp) may have on kids.
It should therefore come as no surprise to learn that the All party Parliamentary Group on Skin (FFS! don't our politicians have better things to do with their time? - one trusts that it has no connection with cosmetic companies that produce skin care products?) recently conducted a survey of some parents and found that (shock horror!) 40% of their sprogs had got some sunburn at some stage at school.
I regularly had sunburn when playing cricket at school too!
Very sensibly our school also insisted that jackets still be worn when outside in the sun, dignity and dress sense should always come before personal comfort;)
Anyhoo, Richard Clifford of Skin Cancer UK says that this sunburn issue is "entirely unacceptable" (why?) and wants mandatory sun rules for schools.
Current guidelines are not compulsory.
It seems that some people want teachers to apply suncream to the kids..now you know what happens next don't you children?
Yes, that's right, the teachers (if they started liberally applying cream to little Johnny and Millie) would be done for child molestation!
Obvious isn't it?
Never ever let the kids out in the sun!
That way the schools will never run the risk of being sued by some parent on the make for little Johnny's sunburn.
BTW, I am also gemused to read that in some parts of Britain rickets has made a return.
What causes rickets?
A shortage of vitamin D.
What's a good source of vitamin D?
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