Nick News

Website review by
Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media
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Excellent current events coverage for tweens and teens.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

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Positive messages

Coverage of issues such as poverty and the environment encourages kids and teens to be socially aware and responsible.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

The homepage has no advertising, but all of its "inside pages" (on Nick.com and TurboNick) do, including ads before videos.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this Nick.com site features stories and videos from the outstanding current events show Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. Coverage includes stories featuring kids as well as important national and global news events. Some of the topics can be disturbing, such as war, poverty, crime, and prejudice.

User Reviews

Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written byTubinReuben November 2, 2014

Too closely linked to Nickelodeon Universe

The obvious direct link to all things Nickelodeon (games, advertising) makes this not a good choice for unbaised, informative news.
Parent of a 17 year old Written bygirl3333 October 16, 2010
Kid, 9 years old April 8, 2012

Sucks

This sucks.
Kid, 11 years old March 3, 2015

Good for Kids

Kids should know what the news is and this site tones it down to a good level.

What's it about?

The award-winning Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, a current events program for young viewers, takes to the Web at NICK NEWS. Part of the Nick.com universe, this "microsite" features written news stories and videos of segments aired on the TV show. Recent topics include global warming, the rural poor, same-sex education, and the presidential election.

Is it any good?

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee is a fantastic television program, and the segments featured here are top-notch. The stories are a good mix of light, kid-friendly topics like the National Spelling Bee and Earth Day challenges along with coverage of serious and tragic events like terrorism and war. The heavy topics are handled lightly, often using a kid's perspective as a way to help the young audience grasp current events.

To watch Nick News videos, kids have to navigate away from the show's homepage over to Nick.com, which sadly provides no path back to the Nick News homepage. Also, though there are no ads on the main page, users have to sit through ads before watching the videos.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about topics raised by the stories and videos on Nick News. Take a look at our video, Talking to Your Kids About the News for ways to help kids understand distressing events.  

  • Families can also discuss the importance of keeping up with current events. How do national events affect you, your family, or your community?

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