When George Harrison sang "Here Comes the Sun," he wasn't urging Brits to seek shelter and hide their kids.
But today, even a hint of sunshine leads to a full-blown panic -- and now, a leading U.K. cancer charity is pushing strict new rules that would ensure no child is ever exposed to that wicked old sun.
Heck, they're treating the sun like a convicted pedophile -- but the only thing it's guilty of is the occasional sunburn. A recent study there found that 40 percent of Brit kids get burned at school at some point.
Big deal! Sunburn is a part of childhood -- and the smart kids only get it once or twice. After that, they figure out when it's time to head back inside.
But Skin Cancer UK is all hot and bothered over this. It wants schools to be responsible for putting sunscreen on all children before they go outdoors.
Once outside, they'd have to keep reapplying sunscreen -- every two hours -- and just in case that's not enough, they want kids told to play in the shade as much as possible.
The incredible irony here is that kids in Britain are already among the most sun-deprived children on the planet. The sun rarely bothers to peek out over the British Isles anyway -- and when it does, all the running and hiding has left kids pale, weak and battling a resurgence of rickets.
That's the easily avoidable bone-twisting disease caused by low levels of sun-produced vitamin D.
Along with preventing rickets, a steady source of D can help boost your heart, brain and bones and lower your risk for any number of diseases and conditions -- and if you get it by going outside, it's completely free.
So here comes the sun -- and I say it's all right.