Skin cancer risk is largely determined by sun exposure during childhood. This study
determines the effectiveness of a mailed intervention designed to increase sun protection for
children age 6-9 years old. The intervention includes newsletters for parents that include
risk information tailored to each child. Also included are sun protection resources such as a
swim shirt, a sun hat, and sunscreen. Participants receive the intervention over 3
consecutive years, and data collection includes telephone interviews and skin exams. The
study hypothesis is that receipt of the intervention will result in improved sun protection
of the child.