First lady Melania Trump, right, participates in a discussion with Microsoft president Brad Smith at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Wash., Monday, March 4, 2019, during a two-day, three-state swing to promote her Be Best campaign. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Mrs. Trump visits Microsoft as part of 'Be Best'

March 04, 2019 - 5:25 pm

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump's three-state tour to promote "Be Best" (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

A Microsoft Corp. employee showed Melania Trump how he uses technology to limit his teenagers' screen time and control the websites they can access and who can see what they're doing online.

The first lady was in Redmond, Washington, on Monday to get a briefing on programs and apps designed to teach kids how to stay safe online and about technology to help children with disabilities.

It was the second stop on her three-state overnight trip to spotlight the themes of her "Be Best" campaign: child well-being, online safety and bullying prevention, and opioid abuse.

Mrs. Trump also watched a demonstration of a Microsoft Xbox adaptive controller shown to her by an employee with limited mobility as a result of a stroke and subsequent car crash.

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2:30 p.m.

Melania Trump gave a second-grader a pep talk about homework as she toured an Oklahoma elementary school to open a three-state tour highlighting her "Be Best" initiative.

As she talked up the value of teamwork, the second-grader at Dove School of Discovery in Tulsa appeared to give her an earful about homework. Mrs. Trump suggested the girl spend an hour on homework "so you're prepared for the next day."

The first lady's school visit was the first stop on an overnight trip to spotlight the "Be Best" themes of child well-being, online safety and bullying prevention, and opioid abuse.

From Oklahoma, Mrs. Trump headed for Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Washington. She was to be briefed on programs and apps designed to teach kids how to stay safe online and about technology to help children with disabilities.

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9:35 a.m.

Melania Trump is in Oklahoma to open a three-state tour to highlight all three components of her "Be Best" childhood initiative.

The first lady on Monday is visiting the Dove School of Discovery, a Tulsa elementary school that the White House says incorporates character education in its curriculum. She'll visit a Seattle-area tech company later Monday to learn about programs and apps designed to teach children how to be safe online, and about technology to help children with disabilities.

Mrs. Trump concludes the tour Tuesday in Las Vegas by participating in a town hall on the opioid crisis.

It's her first solo domestic overnight trip in her official capacity.

Last May, the first lady launched "Be Best" to focus on child well-being, online safety and bullying prevention, and opioid abuse.

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