June 8, 2018

EIE Supports The First Lady's "Be Best" Initiative for a Safer and Kinder Internet

Dear Friends,

Melania Trump recently announced her "Be Best" initiative that focuses on issues confronted by children -- including cyberbullying. The First Lady is asking others to join her in "promoting values such as encouragement, kindness, compassion and respect in our children." 

We could not be more pleased to see the First Lady unveil her "Be Best" initiative.

As you know, Enough Is Enough® (EIE) has been on the front lines for the past 25 years to engage the public (parents, caregivers), the tech industry, and the government to share the responsibility to make the Internet safer for children and families. By working together we are able to better defend the dignity of children in the ever evolving digital world. 

As part of our High Road Campaign to combat cyberbullying by encouraging children and adults alike to treat others with civility, dignity and respect, we launched the Random Posts of Kindness (RPK) initiative that empowers you and your children to easily create and post your own RPK anytime from any Internet-enabled device.

First Lady Melania Trump's Initiative LaunchLearn More about the "Be Best" Initiative Directly From the First Lady

"It remains our generation’s moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits..."

Melania Trump

First Lady of the United States

We've Voiced Our Public Support for Mrs. Trump's Cyberbullying Efforts Since She First Announced on the Campaign Trail

"We applaud our next First Lady Melania Trump's commitment to make cyberbullying her cause while in the White House, and look forward to supporting Mrs. Trump's efforts to be an agent of change for Internet safety and responsibility.  With our new President and First Lady united in their commitment to prevent the Internet-enabled exploitation of our nation's youth, the tide will begin to turn so that children can enjoy both safe and rewarding digital experiences." (EIE President & CEO Donna Rice Hughes, Nov. 10, 2016)

"She is modeling what it means to have a balanced life and the difficulty most women who have families are having in trying to keep that all in balance," says Hughes. (USA Today, May 10, 2017)

 “The First Lady continues to demonstrate grace, kindness and patience…She has emerged as a thoughtful and courageous advocate for a safer, kinder cyber-culture for children and families." (April 10, 2017 - CNN.com op-ed)?

 “She can do a lot – it is wonderful to have that kind of platform to be able to speak into this culture.  As a mother herself, she’s already seeing how kids can behave online and how damaging it is…she’s very graceful, very dignified, and I think mom’s and young girls in particular can relate to her...the large percentage of those getting bullied are girls.” (Dec. 15, 2016 – C-SPAN hour-long interview on Melania Trump's Cyberbullying Platform)

To learn more about the "Be Best" campaign, please click here. 

Thank you for joining us in working together to encourage our current generation and those to come to "Be Best" in the online and offline world. 

President & CEO 
Enough Is Enough®