Who’s Raising the Kids?: Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children

Speaker: Dr. Susan Linn, Author, Psychologist
Presented virtually via Zoom webinar
Cost: Free with pre-registration; $5 suggested donation appreciated
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Dr. Susan Linn’s unparalleled research on the impact of Big Tech and big business on children argues that our digitized-commercialized culture, and the ways it infiltrates our homes and classrooms, is damaging for kids and families as well as society at large. In this talk, based on her September, 2022, book by the same title, Susan will explore and expose the roots of this modern condition, explain the commercial incentives that drive it, and map out what we can do for our families, our students, and our communities, to create change.

Dr. Linn will be interviewed by Nancy Pearl, retired Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library and author of the “Book Lust” series, four titles filled with recommendations of good books to read.


Susan Linn, Ed.D., an author, psychologist, and award-winning ventriloquist, is a world-renowned expert on creative play, and the impact of tech and commercial marketing on children. Her books have been praised in publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and The New York Times. A passionate advocate for children, she is Lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Research Associate at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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