Facebook Founder’s Sister Writes Children’s Book About Wasting Time Online

Dot loves technology, but with a little push, she’s reminded that life’s a little bit richer when you look up from the screen. posted on

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, has written a new children’s book warning kids about the dangers of wasting too much time online.

Illustrated by Joe Berger, Dot is a picture book that explains the importance of spending time “unplugged” and participating in actives don’t exist on an iPad. As Zuckerberg explained in a blog post:

“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.”

Here’s a video introducing Dot to the world:

Zuckerberg has also written a book for adults called Dot Complicated, which is described as being an “entertaining and essential guide to understanding how technology and social media influence and inform our lives online and off.”

Dot Complicated goes on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 5, as does Dot and the accompanying Dot doll.

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