First lady Melania Trump publicly spoke about cyberbullying on Monday as part of her Be Best campaign. Her speech focused on the "destructive and harmful" uses of social media and how it hurts young people.
Her important speech was given at the cyberbullying summit in Rockville, Maryland. She acknowledged that most adults might be less qualified to discuss cyberbullying than some children, who better understand the "pitfalls" of social media than adults.
"Let's face it: most children are more aware of the benefits and pitfalls of social media than some adults, but we still need to do all we can to provide them with information and tools for successful and safe online habits," she said according to CNN.
She continued, "In today's global society, social media is an inevitable part of our children's daily lives. It can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly. This is why Be Best chooses to focus on the importance of teaching our next generation how to conduct themselves safely and in a positive manner in an online setting."
For the event, Melania looked lovely in a stylish black suit. Instead of wearing her suit jacket, she draped it over her shoulders.
Underneath, she sported a pussycat-bow blouse. Some people say the blouse was light lavender while others say it was very light blue.
People have pointed out that her comments seem to contradict President Trump's opinions. They point to his habit of using Twitter to address his detractors.
Melania's spokeswoman addressed the comments. She made it clear that the first lady is "independent."
"She's addressed this before. She is well aware of the criticism, but that will not deter her from doing what she feels is right. I would hope most people in this country are proud that they have a strong and independent First Lady who only has the best interests of children at heart - I know I am," the first lady's communications director Stephanie Grisham told CNN.
Trump's Be Best campaign, which she launched in May, centers on three key issues for children: well-being, fighting opioid abuse, and positivity on social media. The first lady said that, along with social media companies, federal agencies, educational organizations, youth programs, and law enforcement, she has a single goal: "To pave a smooth way forward for our children, our next generation."
What a wonderful message from our lovely first lady! In other Trump family news, yesterday they were seen returning from Bedminster. Even Barron stepped out with them, which is our first sighting of the youngest Trump in months.