Sun Safety Skills for Elementary School Students

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03752736


The overarching goal of this work is to pilot-test a song-based instructional video designed to help elementary school (kindergarten) age children independently apply sunscreen effectively (i.e., covers all needed areas), efficiently (i.e., can be accomplished in 2-3 minutes), consistently (i.e., continues to apply sunscreen routinely before recess both during and after the intervention), without impacting classroom function (i.e., no mess). The video is also designed to encourage use of hats and sunglasses. The outcomes of interest include identification of "gaps" in skills that are consistent for this age group (i.e., commonly miss application to the back of neck), areas of learning refinement (i.e., generalization of skills with different outfits on), and flexibility in terms of adapting practice (i.e., can they do it without the video). The investigators hope that this pilot project will pave the way for broader clinical / educational implementation of this intervention within schools.

Official Title

Sun Safety Skills for Elementary School Students

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

* General education Kinder students (Sedgwick Elementary School in 2018-2019).
* Child assent and parental consent are required to participate.

Exclusion Criteria:

* Non-general education status;
* significant medical, mental health and/or behavioral problem
* child refusal of assent or parental refusal of consent;
* known or identified allergy to ingredients in sunscreen;
* moving out of the grade or school during the intervention or follow-up period;
* participation in a concurrent sunscreen intervention protocol are exclusionary criteria.


behavioral: "I wear sunscreen everyday" song-based video

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Julie Weitlauf, PhD
650-493-5000 Ext. 23429