What is Charlie Bit My Finger?
Charlie Bit My Finger is a short YouTube video of two British toddlers. The home video shows the younger brother, Charlie, biting his brother Harry's finger. The humorous clip quickly spread to become one of the most widespread memes and viral YouTube videos of all time. Is it the cute little boys' British accents? Or Charlie's giggle after the older brother cries out in pain? Whatever it is, this immensely popular video has made thousands of viewers laugh.
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 Charlie Bit My Finger.
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.
Where Can I Learn More?
Here's a TV interview with Charlie, Harry, and his parents.