Parents' Guide to

Nick

By Dana Cotter, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Games, videos, ads, and links to inappropriate content.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+

Sinful

The way the network is handling the "gay pride" is an embodiment of the deadliest sin a man could conjure.
age 2+

Bad

Teaching kids all the wrong.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (49 ):

Buyer beware: NICK.COM advertises heavily on this site. With every new page, banner ads run at the top and side of the screen, streaming videos and commercials run to the right side of the screen, and internal website feature ads run in the middle of the screen. The latter is especially distracting as they are animated and cycle through different ads that kids have to scroll past to see all the buttons for each section. Commercials and ads not related to Nick.com are touting products that are unhealthy, such as sugar-filled cereals and snacks. If kids click on the Shop button in the main toolbar, they're taken to a different site to shop for Nick-related books, videos, toys, games, and clothing. However, hidden under advertisements and sketchy and overwhelming navigation are some valuable ways for kids to creatively participate in different activities.

But the most troubling part of the site is buried at the bottom in the footer. There kids can have unrestricted access to sites like AddictingGames.com, which has games with violent and sexual content.

Online interaction: Users interact in the Club, Nick's virtual world, as well as on bulletin boards. Chat in the Club uses a dictionary screened by Nick, as well as what the site calls a "Dirty Phrase Checker."

Website Details

  • Genre: Gaming
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: April 9, 2019

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