What is the Dramatic Look Hamster?
"Dramatic Look Hamster" is a video on YouTube. Widely viewed enough to become a meme, it's a goofy but harmless clip your kids have probably seen. "Dramatic Look Hamster" is only seconds long, and features a hamster giving the camera an unexpectedly sinister look. Accompanying dramatic music has been added.
The clip is also known as "Dramatic Chipmunk," though, according to the makers of the video (producers of a Japanese TV show), the animal is actually a prairie dog. 1 Like most memes, the clip has undergone several edits and remixes. Imitations have also sprung up, catching similar "dramatic looks" from other small animals.
Concerns for Parents
- This video clip doesn't contain any objectionable material. However, your kids may stumble upon other inappropriate videos on their way to watching "Dramatic Look Hamster."
How Can I Keep My Child Safe?
- Many Web filters block YouTube and other video hosting sites. Depending on your kids' ages and needs, you may or may not wish to leave this setting as it is.
- A safe and fun way to enjoy wholesome online videos without running into bad ones is to keep YouTube blocked and let your kids visit the site only when you are at the computer with them. Watching funny videos together will prevent exposure to inappropriate content. Plus, it turns surfing the Web into a fun family activity.
- Quietube can also help families use YouTube safely. Quietube allows you to watch YouTube videos on a clean white screen that's free from potentially inappropriate ads, video previews, and comments.