Regarding children, [Melania] Trump outlined what she says will be one of her main causes as first lady: fighting youth bullying, in person and online.
“Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers,” said Trump. “It is never O.K. when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when that happens on the playground and it is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the Internet.”
She continued, “We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other. We must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children, especially in social media. It will be one of the main focuses of my work if I’m privileged enough to become your first lady.”
“We need to teach our youth American values: kindness, honesty, respect, compassion, charity, understanding, cooperation.”[/quote]
Here she is in October talking to CNN about her anti-cyber-bullying focus:
My passion is the same [as I’ve said in the past]: helping children and helping women. And also, I see now in 21st century, the social media, it’s very damaging for the children. We need to guide them and teach them about social media, because I see a lot of negativity on it, and we need to help them. It has some positive effects as well, because this is the life that we live in now. But has a lot of negativity as well. And I see more and more children being hurt by it . . . A lot of bullying.[/quote]