10/18/2013 08:59 am ET Updated Oct 18, 2013

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder's Sister, Writes Children's Book Telling Kids To Get Offline

Well, this could get awkward.

Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of famed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is publishing a new children's book. The subject: getting kids offline.

Out November 5, "Dot" uses an eponymous character to help readers navigate the challenges of growing up in the digital age.

"Dot loves technology. A LOT," wrote Zuckerberg in her blog. "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." In a promo video, Dot even redefines "sharing" by giving a cookie to her dog.


The former Director of Market Development for Facebook, Zuckerberg is no stranger to the topic. She also wrote a book titled "Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives."

While the book reportedly seeks to teach children to find a balance with technology ("Dot's resourceful imagination, combined with her tech expertise, proves she really does know a lot," reads the accompanying doll's description), we can't help but wonder what Brother Zuckerberg thinks of his sister of telling kids to unplug, particularly on the heels of a major company move to loosen privacy settings for teens.

As Time so aptly put it, "Good luck at Thanksgiving?"


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