Shalom Life | February 10, 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

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?

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