First lady Melania Trump is taking her pledge to fight against bullying seriously and taking it straight to the source.
The first lady announced that she will be meeting with executives at Facebook, Google and others to combat the epidemic of cyberbullying.
A New Age.
When many of us were kids, bullying happened on the school playground or on the walk home from school.
A bully, or bullies, would pick on someone for their clothes, the way they look or whatever reason they could find to torment another youngster.
But when that student got home they found a reprieve from the torment. They did not have to deal with the bullying after school, on weekends, during holiday breaks or the summer.
But in 2018 the world of bullying is omnipresent in the world of kids and teens, giving them no chance of escape.
And that 24/7 type of harassment has led too many kids to believe that suicide was the only way out.
Tech Giants Hold The Key.
The first lady is scheduled to meet with executives from Snapchat, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter next week to discuss ways to fight against online harassment and cyberbullying, The Washington Post reported.
Trump plans to ask the executives what steps they have taken to combat online trolls and malicious content, according to a source who spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak on the first lady’s behalf.
A spokeswoman for Melania Trump said that the first lady had “simply asked for a meeting to discuss one of the many things that impacts children,” but did not give any more details.
In November 2016 during her first appearance campaigning for her husband, Trump said she was going to focus her tenure as first lady at fighting bullying.
“We must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children, especially in social media,” she said. “It will be one of the main focuses of my work if I’m privileged enough to become your first lady. I will also work hard to improve everyday life for women.”
Now, like her husband President Donald Trump has done, she is delivering on her promises.