Shalom Life | September 01, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister Writes Children’s Book Encouraging Kids to Get Offline [VIDEO]

Randi Zuckerberg has published a new picture book entitled ‘DOT.’

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: October 21st, 2013 in Culture » Books » News

Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister Writes Children’s Book Encouraging Kids to Get Offline [VIDEO]

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi, has published a children’s picture book with a message her brother might not be very supportive of… get offline!

Zuckerberg’s new book is called ‘Dot.’ and follows a “spunky little girl” by the same name that “knows how to tape, to swipe and to share and pays little attention to anything else…”

The beautifully illustrated story is intended to teach children that there are millions of exciting adventures to be discovered “when you look up from the screen,” according to Time.

“I was inspired to write Dot after talking with parents around the world. I found that although technology is making our lives easier and helping keep us connected, many parents are worried about how to raise their children in this new digital era,” Randi Zuckerberg wrote on her blog “Dot loves technology. A LOT. She’s obsessed with her devices (sound familiar?), but with a little push, she’s reminded that life’s a little bit richer when you look up from the screen.”

“As I watch my two-year-old begin to discover technology, I feel certain that this is an important message to share with a younger audience,” Randi Zuckerberg added.

The book, which is set to hit shelves on November 5th, has already been described by New York Magazine as a passive-aggressive attempt to condemn the obsessive social-media culture that her brother and his company had a big role in creating.

Watch a trailer for ‘DOT.’ Below. What do you think of Randi’s message?

The Ten Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Episodes The Ten Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Episodes Trending'Ray Donovan' Creator Ann Biderman Leaves Show 'Ray Donovan' Creator Ann Biderman Leaves Show TrendingWatch the Trailer for Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut [VIDEO] Watch the Trailer for Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut [VIDEO] Trending
 

Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ A Secret Weapon For NBA Stars

September 01, 2014 | By Robert Gluck
Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ A Secret Weapon For NBA Stars

Idan Ravin's new book, "The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball's Best Players," details his rise from a Jewish upbringing to becoming a well-respected figure in NBA circles

Read More

Israeli Company Hopes to Find Real Treatment for ALS

September 01, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky and Anouk Lorie, NoCamels
Israeli Company Hopes to Find Real Treatment for ALS

BrainStorm looks beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge to treat Lou Gehrig's Disease with their NurOwn treatment

Read More

An Amulet a Son Gave to His Mother During the Holocaust Has Been Uncovered

September 01, 2014 | By Itamar Aichner, Yedioth Aharonot
An Amulet a Son Gave to His Mother During the Holocaust Has Been Uncovered

Unearthed in the ruins of the Lodz ghetto, the amulet reads 'With love, Avram'

Read More

What You Missed in the News: August 25 - September 1

September 01, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
What You Missed in the News: August 25 - September 1

Our Top Stories this week SodaStream, Howard Stern, Curb Your Enthusiasm, ReWalk, Shoes by Jews, and more

Read More

The Ten Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Episodes

August 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau & Daniel Koren
The Ten Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Episodes

While Season 9 may be a mere fallacy, we do have 8 seasons of Larry David's hilariously awkward comedy to keep us company

Read More

'Ray Donovan' Creator Ann Biderman Leaves Show

August 29, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
'Ray Donovan' Creator Ann Biderman Leaves Show

Writer David Hollander will take the helm of the Showtime series starring Liev Schreiber

Read More

Watch the Trailer for Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut [VIDEO]

August 29, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Watch the Trailer for Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut [VIDEO]

'Rosewater' will hit a theater near you in November

Read More

Joaquin Phoenix to Play Marvel's Dr. Strange?

August 29, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Joaquin Phoenix to Play Marvel's Dr. Strange?

Reports indicate that Phoenix is in final talks to play the wizard warrior in a new Marvel franchise

Read More

More Headlines