The Commercialization Of Kids

The Commercialization Of Kids

By Stephanie Seferian

Big tech trains kids to become consumers from ... well, birth. Child-targeted marketing is cringe-worthy at best and unethical at worst. It also undermines our children's healthy development because it robs them of opportunities to play, imagine, and learn freely without manipulation. Today I speak with Dr. Susan Linn about the ways in which technology exploits children (and what we can do about it at home).    Here's a preview:   [3:30] Brand loyalty? How media corporations exploit our children for profit [6:30] Societal implications associated with perpetually up-selling to kids [11:30] The ways in which big tech manipulates children into bonding with their devices [17:00] A good, hard look: Addressing our collective preoccupation with technology [28:00] Thoughts on breaking an older child’s screen addiction   Resources mentioned: Episode #337: Minimalist Screen Time and Slow TV  Who’s Raising the Kids? Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children Fair play   * Join our (free!) community here. * Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. * Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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