First Lady Melania Trump addressed the issue of bullying yesterday in her speech at a U.N. luncheon. She emphasized the need for parents to raise up children with empathy and compassion toward others. She says:
As adults we are not merely responsible. We are accountable. I hope you will join me in committing ourselves to teaching the next generation to live by and honor the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, which is my paramount in today’s society and my focus as first lady.
Bullying and cyber-bullying is an affront to human dignity. We lift up a few heartbreaking examples in the news right now. These examples include kids young as seven and eight. Our job as adults and parents must include teaching our children to treat others with love and respect. We know better and must teach our kids to know better.