Melania Trump met with students Thursday at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of her “Be Best” campaign.
“To see students taking action and being positive leaders in the digital world for youth is exactly what Be Best is focused on,” the first lady explained, according to a White House release. (RELATED: Melania Trump Announces ‘BE BEST’ Campaign For Children)
“Peer-to-peer leadership can be one of the strongest influences on our children,” she added. “Using their artistic talents, these students provide unique perspectives on how youth should conduct themselves responsibly online. Thank you to Microsoft for having me, and to the students of the council for sharing their impressive and encouraging work.”
During the visit, she met with students involved in Microsoft’s Council for Digital Good, who have given ideas and feedback as part of the company’s “youth-focused online safety policy work.” She also reviewed art projects from the kids that represented “individual expressions of digital civility” and listened to each of them explain what inspired their piece.
Later, she participated in a listening session with the students who shared with her the 15 tenets of “responsible digital behavior established by the teen council.”
FLOTUS rolled out her “Be Best” campaign in May and explained that the program will involve three main pillars about helping children become “happy and productive adults who contribute positively to society and to their global communities.”