Playgrounds provide children with an opportunity for essential exercise along with a space to increase creativity and develop emotional, physical, and social skills. Studies suggest that children who spend more time outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than children who spend more time indoors. However, a playground without shade can cause more harm than good due to children being exposed to harmful sun rays while playing.
Sun safety in childhood and adolescence is more important than you may think. In fact, the critical window for skin cancer prevention is age 0-20 with 80% of skin damage from the sun happening before the age of 18. At Shade ‘N Net, we have developed our structures and materials to block the harmful rays produced by the sun. With effective shading over playgrounds, children can play freely while staying cool and shaded.
Being cautious about sun exposure in childhood and adolescence is crucial in preserving one’s future health and skin. Provide a safe environment for children using our innovative shade structures including windmills, extreme spans, sails, and more!
Sunscreen and Skin Cancer Prevention. La Roche-Posay. (n.d.). https://africa.laroche-posay.com/en-za/article/skin-cancer-prevention