She calls for adults to provide children lessons on ‘safe’ on line habits.
Rockville, Md (KM) As her husband continues to bash people on Twitter, First Lady Melania Trump on Monday addressed a cyberbullying conference in Rockville on “safe and responsible” uses of social media.
She spoke to an audience of federal officials, social media executives, and representatives from youth organizations and law enforcement agencies. “In today’s global society, social media is an inevitable part of our children’s daily lives,” she said. “It can be used in many positive ways, but can also destructive and harmful if used incorrectly.”
Mrs. Trump went on to say that many kids are well aware of that, even more so that adults. “But we still need to do all we can to provide them with information and tools for successful and safe on line habits,” she said.
On the day that the First Lady was talking about the destructive and harmful affects of social media, her husband, President Donald Trump, was trashing Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, calling Mueller “disgraced and discredited.” He also went after John Brennan, describing him “the worst CIA Director in the country’s history.” Last week, the President revoked Brennan’s security clearance.
Mrs. Trump was asked about her husband’s tweets. The First Lady’s communications director said “she is aware of the criticism, but it will not deter her from doing what she feels is right.”
Mrs. Trump’s message was part of her Be Best initiative which was launched in May. It concentrates on improving children’s well being, and that includes “safe and responsible use of social media.”
By Kevin McManus