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The First Lady, talking with kids about being online

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Today, First Lady Melania Trump introduced her initiative to help children everywhere be their best. At her launch event at the White House, the First Lady distributed copies of Talking with Kids About Being Online, a guide to help parents and other adults have thoughtful conversations with kids about being safe and responsible online. We’re excited that the First Lady is sharing this important information with families across the country.

The FTC worked with children’s advocates, tech companies, and law enforcers to come up with the advice in the guide. They told us that while kids value the opinion of their peers, most tend to rely on their parents for help on the issues that matter most. That advice has proven true over the years. That’s why many school systems have shared it with every middle school student.

If you’d like to order our guide to chatting with kids about being online to share in your community, it’s available for free from We’ve recently updated and improved the guide to cover mobile apps and other trending tech.

In an introduction to the guide distributed at her launch event, the First Lady said:

“The lessons in this booklet can help kids act thoughtfully and kindly. I hope you will use it to have conversations with children about appropriate conduct online and using social media responsibly.”

We couldn’t agree more. Thank you for your leadership in protecting kids, Mrs. Trump.


will this be reported in the mainstream news?

Already heard about it on NPR.

There needs to be a highlighted LINK to watch the video of Melania Trump teaching kids how to be safe on the internet, preferably on YouTube, since that's easier for kids (and people in general), to use. There appears to be no link to the video at all. Also, the 'I'm not a robot' verification takes too long - You're wasting people's precious time. You need to hire IT people with a high level of expertise. It shows that you are lacking and behind the times in the IT (Internet Technology) area.

Isn't this just an updated version of what was published in 2009?

Thank you for the link.

Go Melania!

I have a computer business, many parents ask me how to protect their children when they use the internet, i found this booklet very usefull to educate them.

Thank you for all that you do and for all the information you have for us.

Many thanks to all for an excellent resource, and thanks to Melania for bringing it forward.

I will encourage all parents within my community to read this booklet. Thank you Ms. Trump for providing families with such a valuable resource.

This is great, except that it is a reprint of what was offered in 2014. This is NOT a new pamphlet.
Hats off to Melania for reminding us of the pamphlet, updating the graphics, and helping us to keep all of the children using technology safe.

I work with tweens & teens and plan on having this information available for them and their parents. I believe it is information that needs to be opening discussed. Thank you First Lady Melania Trump. I also appreciate the respectful comments made towards the First Lady.

I would love to see a link on YouTube please let me know if there is a link or any other way to watch?

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