Multimedia Resources

Posters and brochures l Video clips l Resources l Student activities

Posters & brochures

Use these posters and brochures to support your teaching and learning programme in the classroom. They can be downloaded or ordered from your local Cancer Society Health Promoter.

never get sunburnt posterNever get sunburnt - features the SunSmart rules to follow.


Poster - Never let your child get sunburntNever let your child get sunburnt - shows child with bad sunburn and displays the slip, slop, slap message.


Have a good summer and be SunSmart posterHave a great summer and be SunSmart - shows SunSmart water and outdoor practices.



Take the time to spot the difference - features photos and descriptions of the 3 most common types of skin cancers.  DL Card (361kb)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


 Video clips

What’s Really In Our Sunscreen? A 30minute clip from TV3's series, What's Really In Our .....? Petra Bagust speaks to local and international experts, including leading scientists and medical professionals, to find out about sunscreen.

SunSmart week - A melanoma survior speaks (2:51) At the start of Sunsmart Week, a skin cancer survivor has a stark warning for New Zealanders.

The dark side of tanning - The dark side of tanning campaign aims to reach young people and to hit home about the dangers of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, while busting some common myths about skin cancer.

View these clips from the Australian, dark side of tanning campaign

 Dying for a Tan - a 14 minute segment from TV3's 60minutes which has been put on YouTube.  The segment focuses on melanoma skin cancer in younger people.  This is an Australian documentary but the statistics for New Zealand are very similar.

Never let your child get sunburnt from HSC media campaign


Undercover Cody resources - The Undercover Cody website has posters, storybooks, workbooks, brochures, stickers, games and merchandise aimed at teaching primary school children about being sunsmart.



Complete these SunSmart activities to help you remember the sunsmart message.

Downloadable Activities

pdf Colouring in - school playground

pdf Colouring in - beach

pdf Crossword and colouring in activity

pdf Wordfind_Undercovercody.pdf

pdf Undercover Cody colouring in

Online Activities

Create your own SunSmart poster

Undercover cody

Visit the Undercover Cody website to learn some cool sunsmart tips, win prizes, and do some fun stuff!



Login to the Generation SunSmart website to complete learning modules to find out about skin cancer and sun protection, then play an interactive game.

Find the UV level for your area:

  • NIWA website - click on your town/city and find out the time during the day you need to protect yourself from the sun.  The diagrams show UV levels at specific times of the day and give a maximum UV level for sunny and cloudy skies. 
  • SunSmart website - provides a map of New Zealand.  Click on your town/city for the forecast of maximum UVI and then your personal behaviour recommendations.