Melania Trump should be commended for the work she’s done to shine the spotlight on online bullying.
While she has been applauded by many, she’s been ridiculed by her husband’s opponents. These Trump haters have demonstrated they’ll pull no punches to smear the president and his family.
Demonstrating that she stands above those petty barbs, Mrs Trump says she’s fine with the mockery and criticism aimed her way, but is committed to the issue, because she believes ‘it will provide a better world for our children’.
According to AP, at an annual online safety conference on Thursday, the first lady told the crowd to ponder the idea of using ‘negative words’ that are directed at them as a motivational tool. Mrs Trump believes this could promote ‘responsible behaviour’ online.
Mrs Trump aims to teach children to be responsible online
Speaking at the Family Online Safety Institute’s annual conference, with the theme ‘Creating a Culture of Responsibility Online’, Mrs Trump said:
‘It is not news or surprising to me that critics and the media have chosen to ridicule me for speaking out on this issue, and that’s OK…
‘I remain committed to tackling this topic because it will provide a better world for our children. And I hope that, like I do, you will consider using their negative words as motivation to do all you can to bring awareness and understanding about responsible online behaviour’.
US President Donald Trump doesn’t shy away from calling out people online, using Twitter as his platform. And people have used this as their excuse for ridiculing and mocking Mrs Trump for choosing cyberbullying as her platform.
Yet Mrs Trump is constantly bullied online, from what she wears to what she says. Recently, she stated that she believes she is one of the most bullied people in the world.
She launched an initiative earlier this year called Be Best. Its aim is to teach respectfulness online to children.
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