Melania: Children Know Social Media Pitfalls Better 'Than Some Adults'

Due to medical restrictions placed on her travel following kidney surgery in May, she did not accompany Trump to Singapore for his one-on-one meeting in June with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The first lady said she has been particularly impressed by Microsoft's Council for Digital Good, which is aimed at encouraging children to share ideas about positive online habits. "It can be used in many positive ways, but also can be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly", she said.

First lady Melania Trump will make a solo trip to Africa later this year, she announced in a statement Monday.

Regardless of whether this was intended as a sick subtweet at her husband, the President and patron saint of using his huge global platform to channel the bully from Sandlot, people on Twitter have been going to town roasting the First Lady's hypocritical campaign.

Yet as she was issuing the warning on the outskirts of Washington DC, Donald Trump was in another part of the city sending barbed tweets about his political foes.

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said the first lady chose Africa as the destination for her first big solo worldwide trip after she learned about some of the development programs that are underway in many of its countries.

Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, decried the media's focus on Trump's cyber activities.

On Monday, Melania Trump gave a speech kicking off a federal conference on cyberbullying in Rockland, Maryland.

"She is aware of the criticism but it will not deter her from doing what she feels is right".

The president also ridiculed special counsel Robert Mueller as "disgraced and discredited", and called for the firing of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr. Only last week he prompted a new furor by referring to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as "that dog" - a term many found to be racist and misogynistic.

In a White House with a President who makes his own rules - especially on social media - his wife has faced criticism for being unable to curb her own husband's behavior. "By listening to children's ideas and concerns, I believe adults will be better able to help them navigate this often-difficult topic".

As part of her "Be Best" campaign, Melania Trump headed to Rockville, Md., early this morning for the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) Cyberbullying Prevention Summit.

"Bullying is an impediment that must be addressed and stopped, and it has no place in our communities", she said.

  • Kyle Peterson