What is the First Lady’s “BE BEST” Campaign About?
The mission of BE BEST is to focus on some of the major issues facing children today, with the goal of encouraging children to BE BEST in their individual paths, while also teaching them the importance of social, emotional, and physical health. BE BEST will concentrate on three main pillars: well-being, social media use, and opioid abuse.
BE BEST will champion the many successful well-being programs that provide children with the tools and skills required for emotional, social, and physical health. The campaign will also promote established organizations, programs, and people who are helping children overcome some of the issues they face growing up in the modern world.
By promoting values such as healthy living, encouragement, kindness, and respect, parents, teachers, and other adults can help prepare children for their futures. With those values as a solid foundation, children will be able to better deal with the evils of the opioid crisis and avoid negative social media interaction.
When children learn positive online behaviors early-on, social media can be used in productive ways and can effect positive change. Mrs. Trump believes that children should be both seen and heard, and it is our responsibility as adults to educate and reinforce to them that when they are using their voices—whether verbally or online—they must choose their words wisely and speak with respect and compassion.
Opioid dependence, addiction, and abuse are an epidemic in this country. BE BEST will support the families and children affected by this crisis, bring attention to neonatal abstinence syndrome, and help educate parents on the importance of healthy pregnancies.
To learn more about BE BEST, follow along with First Lady Melania Trump on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Parents, click here to read “Talking with Kids about Being Online,” a booklet by First Lady Melania Trump and the Federal Trade Commission.
Shared from Whitehouse.gov
Our first lady is wise, as well as lovely!
I congratulate our First Lady, Mrs. Trump, for her steadfast support of children’s issues and applaud her willingness to put herself “out there,” knowing that there are those who will find amusement in deriding her. Be Brave! You far out-shine those people. We are very thankful for all you are doing on behalf of our Country. God Bless You and President Trump!
What a wonderful heart our first lady has……….
So proud of her and think that is such a great goal to protect children from online bullying and
other horrible things that can happen on the internet.
We are behind you and Pres. Trump
Finally a first lady, that is actually, a Lady
Mrs. Trump is a very good and smart First Lady.
Melania, thank you so much for helping children in this country. I also, want to thank you for representing the United States with dignity and class.
Proud of our beautiful, caring First Lady. You are doing a wonderful job. Jani
First Lady is doing wonderful job!