Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has written a children’s book that appears to give the message to kids that they shouldn’t be online so much.
The book is about a “spunky little girl” named Dot who “knows how to tap, to swipe and to share, and pays little attention to anything else…” Randi’s illustrated adventure teaches kids how much richer life is “when you look up from the screen,” according to Time.
Randi Zuckerberg introduced Dot on her blog and spoke of her inspiration for the book, which goes on sale on Nov. 5.
“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. “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.”
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“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 on her blog.