Published: Tue, August 21, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Melania Trump traveling solo to Africa later this year

Melania Trump traveling solo to Africa later this year

"Let's face it: most children are more aware of the benefits and pitfalls of social media than some adults", she said, "but we still need to do all we can to provide them with information and tools for successful and safe online habits".

"By listening to children's ideas and concerns, I believe adults will be better able to help them navigate these often hard topics", Trump said, while also saying: "But we still need to do all we can to provide them with information and tools for successful and safe online habits".

During the first lady's remarks, she said that social media services such as Twitter and Facebook "can be destructive and harmful if used incorrectly".

More recently, Trump's policy director, Reagan Hedlund, a former Hill staffer and National Security Council executive assistant tasked with leading the first lady's initiatives, left her job on what was already a small staff.

See the first lady's remarks in the video, below.

The first lady first told The Associated Press in a written statement Monday that she's looking forward to learning about the issues that children living on the continent face, as well as appreciating Africa's history and culture.

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"The elephant in the room is the cyberbullying that her husband, the president, engages in on a daily basis", Harlow said.

'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'. She is well aware of the criticism, but that will not deter her from doing what she feels is right.

Melania Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, spelled out the willful refusal by many to take the first lady's message as honest and needed, whatever the president's actions may be, calling Mrs. Trump "independent".

As the FLOTUS gave a speech decrying the "destructive and harmful" effects certain types of social media interaction can have, Donald Trump was busy viciously attacking the credibility of anyone who disagrees with him. Many people pointed out that her speech came conveniently just days after President Donald Trump, 72, dragged his former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault, 44, on Twitter, calling her "a dog" in one of his many lewd tweets. Her Be Best campaign has emphasized the responsibility of adults in ensuring children's well-being. She said bullying of Asian Americans is often compounded by cultural differences, and that cyberbullying is "still pervasive".

She added: 'She's addressed this before.

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