Yes you do need a small telescope to see this event and at least 60x magnification therefore:
Yes it's potentially dangerous.
Yes you could potentially be blinded.
Yes you could be knocked down by a bus tomorrow.
But no, none of this 'dangerous stuff' will happen with a bit of care and common sense. Safe solar viewing info is all over the web and both white light solar filters and the *correct* filter medium to make diy filters are available quite widely. No need for anything expensive - £20 will get you enough "Baader Solar Film 5.0" and cornflake packets to make several filters and you can use the filter all summer ...
Watching stuff on a screen is never as interesting as seeing it happening in front of you.
If you're worried then NASA is a great option but it need not be dangerous to watch it live yourself.
Be sensible, be safe, enjoy it.