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YouTube, the new Big Brother?

In Uncategorized,YouTube Videos on December 20, 2011 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: , , , , ,

Published by Ana Etxebarria

A couple of weekends ago, my family endured a six-hour car trip, and even though our car is not equipped with a DVD player it was made more bearable when I passed our iPads to our children. Despite being 5 and 6 years old respectively, they have already figured out how to play with them and look up videos on YouTube, so that kept them busy for a good while.

Later on, however, I found out that they hadn’t been playing or watching videos but rather taking videos! Much of it consisted of the back of my head and the conversation I was having with her father, nothing more, really. We had said nothing inappropriate, though my husband and I thought the kids were concentrated on their video games.

Those recordings made me think of two recent YouTube parenting episodes. The first was a much-publicized video showing a man, a judge by trade, beating his daughter. The victimized kid posted it to expose the abuse and prevent her sister from going through the same nightmare. It led to public condemnation of the father, who was placed under a temporary restraining order banning him from visiting his younger daughter.

The second was a cute video showing a dog responding to a toddler’s temper tantrum. Viewers can hear the mother laughing as she records the interaction. Here’s the clip:

 

Whereas the angry response to the first video was justified, some of the responses to the second were too harsh in my opinion.

The mother wrote a blog response that told of her shock at both the popularity of the video and, later, at the tone and content of many of the anonymous comments, including one that condemned her for doing ”nothing” as her baby cried.

Here is an excerpt from her letter:

“First I was angry – clearly this person didn’t have kids or they would know that coddling your child isn’t the answer to stopping every tantrum a 2-year-old has. I’ll let this roll off my shoulders… wait…  people think I’m a bad mom after watching this? Hold the Internet presses. We’re shutting down. No more video. No shows, no news reports. What if social services calls and says I’m raising my child incorrectly? Can I possibly defend myself?”

And the question is precisely that: Can she? Should she have to?

In the first example above, the video depicted abuse. It’s a good thing abusive parents have something to worry about but, should the rest of us be on guard, too?

More and more YouTube is part of our lives as parents. We are uploading many of the videos and soon, our children will be publicizing our daily lives, complete with our debatable parenting methods and mistakes.

What if my daughter secretly taped my bad mood this morning and emailed it around? Or, what about what I consider happy moments, such as my two children racing each other down the block? I might record that and send it to their grandparents, but if the video was passed on to YouTube, other people could anonymously criticize me for letting them run and shout. Would I have been so relaxed if I thought there was an audience?

Does the electronic age mean we should always consider ourselves parenting in public as if we were in some kind of “Truman Show” or Big Brother? If so, will that make us better parents?

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Kids and new technologies, a good or dangerous combination?

In Uncategorized,YouTube Videos on December 14, 2011 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Posted by Ana Etxebarria

According to a recent survey conducted in the US, children spend twice as much time watching TV as reading books… This adds a little bit more controversy to the already complex issue of kids and new technologies. Common Sense Media has published a study revealing that kids are using electronic media to an amazing extent.

According to the report:

  • A whopping 40% of kids 2-4 years and over 50% of 5-8 year-olds have used a smartphone, tablet, or video iPod.
  • Over 50% of children ages 0 to 8 have access to a mobile device.
  • More than a quarter of children this age have ever used one of these newer mobile devices, including 10% of 0- to 1- year-olds, 39% of 2- to 4-year-olds, and 52% of 5- to 8-year-olds.
  • Children under 2 spend twice as much time watching TV or DVDs as they do reading books.

To be honest with you I don’t find this surprising at all. If my own family had been subject to the study, the results would have been pretty much the same.

In addition, this study comes amid huge controversy over a recent recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics reminding parents with small children that they should not be allowing their little ones to watch TV or other screens. They even go as far as suggesting that parents should not watch TV while their kids are around.

However, in view of the study, it seems pretty complicated to convince parents to stop their children from watching TV or playing with an iPad. Or maybe we are focusing on the wrong question, especially when we witness behavior like this from a popular YouTube video of a baby ‘reading’ a magazine the only way she knows how:

The AAP has admitted that 90% of parents of children under 2 years old already allow some screen time, and Common Sense’s report suggests that most parents are rather permissive with electronic media for all age groups. Maybe it’s time to admit that the question is no longer if media should be allowed, but how much and what kind.

APP researchers found behavioral differences between kids who watched fast-paced cartoons with those who watched a slow-paced one, and discovered that only those who watched the frenetic show seemed to be adversely affected. It seems clear that neither the cartoon in question -“SpongeBob SquarePants”- nor any other programs, games or applications are intrinsically bad, although they can be negative if used inadequately. It is a question of common sense more than anything else, but it seems that many parents are unable to apply it and understand what is age-appropriate. And since the “experts” tend to look down on all screen time, it is difficult to know which shows and apps are best.

It’s now pretty clear that screen time is part of our kids’ lives at every age. For you not to understand that would be swimming against the tide. However, it is also true that many of us parents may need more guidance on how much media and what kind is best for the intellectual and cognitive development of our children.

How much screen time is allowed in your house? What sorts of programs and games are allowed?

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The best protection for the summer

In Tech Support Tutorials,YouTube Videos on July 27, 2011 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: ,

Posted by Leyre, 27 th July 2011

Let us wish you a Happy summer by reminding you that, besides your skin, it is important to protect your data 🙂

Take a look a this video which shows how to download and install the
latest Panda 2012 products.

 

http://www.youtube.com/AntivirusSupportUSA/v/KFp161j2iL0;hl=es&fs=1

 

 

 

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Learn How to activate your Panda 2012 Antivirus

In Uncategorized,YouTube Videos on July 6, 2011 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: , ,

Published by Blanca Carton, July 2011

As you know from previous posts, our YouTube Tech Support Channel contains video tutorials explaining how to use our antivirus products.

Today, we would like to present a new video which will guide you through the Panda 2012 Antivirus activation process.

 

http://www.youtube.com/AntivirusSupportUSA/v/g2fh6xiI9y8?hl=es&fs=1

What do you think? Leave your comments on YouTube, because your opinion will help us to improve!

We advise you to subscribe to the Support channel to find out about the latest videos!

Finally, let us remind you that you can find the answer to any queries you might have about your product in the articles posted on the Panda Security support website, or contact our expert technicians in the Tech Support forum.

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Learn How to register your Panda Antivirus 2011

In Uncategorized,YouTube Videos on February 23, 2011 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: ,

Published by Blanca Carton, February 2011

As you know from previous posts, our YouTube Tech Support Channel contains video tutorials explaining how to use our antivirus products.

The videos we have posted so far are as follows:

We finish this series with the video How to register your antivirus product.

This video will guide you through the registration process that will let you enjoy exclusive services like access to the latest product versions and special discounts when purchasing your license.

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I would like to conclude by thanking you on behalf of the entire team that collaborated to create these videos. We have seen views increase day by day and there is no better reward for us.

They have been up on YouTube just for a month and they are already very popular, check these figures out:

Subscribe to our Tech Support Channel on YouTube and keep up to date on our latest videos. Send us your comments!

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New video on How to Download Panda 2011 products on YouTube

In General,YouTube Videos on January 26, 2011 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: , ,

Published by Leyre Velasco, January 2011

The saga continues.. After presenting the Support video on how to activate 2011 products, today we would like to show you the new TechSupport video on how to carry out the download process.

This video, just like the other Support videos, are accessible both from the Support website as well as from the YouTube.

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An image is worth a thousand words: Video on how to activate Panda 2011 antivirus on YouTube

In Uncategorized,YouTube Videos on January 12, 2011 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: , ,

Published by Leyre Velasco, January 2011

As the saying goes: an image is worth a thousand words. That is why, and because the motto of Technical Support at Panda Security is to help our customers, as we mentioned in our recent post New contents in our YouTube channel, we have uploaded new narrated videos to YouTube which will help you resolve your most frequently asked queries regarding the functionality of your antivirus.

Today, we would like to present a new video which will guide you through the Panda antivirus 2011/2010/2009 activation process. The popularity of this video continues to increase, as, in just two weeks, it has already been played 1895 times, so we hope it is useful to you.

What do you think? Leave your comments on YouTube, because your opinion will help us to improve!

We advise you to subscribe to the Support channel to find out about the latest videos! Anyway, we’ll keep you posted from La Piazza.

Finally, let us remind you that you can find the answer to any queries you might have about your product in the articles posted on the Panda Security support website, or contact our expert technicians in the Tech Support forum.