Randi Zuckerberg Shares Message with Both Adults & Children

Randi Zuckerberg
Posted at 8:16 AM, Oct 08, 2015
and last updated 2017-05-30 10:48:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Randi Zuckerberg was part of the team that help launch Facebook, and now she's coming to Capital City to talk business and social media as part of the Power Forward Speakers Series.

Zuckerberg is tackling technology issues not just for adults, but kids as well.

The social media entrepreneur has released a memoir, plus a children's book about getting the most of what the internet has to offer.

During her time in Silicon Valley, Randi Zuckerberg has seen all kinds of do's and dont's when it comes to social media. It's those experiences that led her to write Dot Complicated.

"It really shows how tech is changing every aspect of our lives and how to deal with this new reality that we found ourselves in," said Zuckerberg.

The memoir is not only a "how-to" guide for social media privacy and etiquette, but also imagines what a future full of new technologies could hold.

When she was writing Dot Complicated, Zuckerberg said she started to think how the book translated to kids. From that, "Dot" was born.

The children's book takes the same message as "Dot Complicated, but in a way younger generations can understand.

It follows main character Dot, as she navigates how to learn all the new tools that are right at her fingertips.

"They are developing their habits and their relationship with technology right now," said Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg says while many adults are trying to adapt to using social media and the latest gadgets, kids are growing up in a world where they never knew life without it. And early learning can show kids it's not all fun and games, there are real things to learn.

"It can be used to enrich children's lives, to give young girls and excitement about coding, engineering, and technology rather than just seeing technology as a scary thing for children, or a scary thing for families," said Zuckerberg.

The Power Forward Series is brought to you by the First Commerce Credit Union along with the FSU College of Business. 

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