Website review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kidsParents recommend
Retooled Web offerings for serious fans of the show.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 103 reviews

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Positive Messages

Blockhead that he is, SpongeBob may not be universally considered to be a positive role model for kids, and a lot of the humor in the videos is pure slapstick. But overall, nothing seriously disturbing related to social behavior.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

No "official" swearing. Some verbal sparring, mild name calling and self-deprecating comments that many parents may not want their younger kids repeating.


Banner and video ads for everything from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, video games, pancake syrup and, of course, Nickelodeon. There's also a SpongeBob shop.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that at this site kids can watch full-length SpongeBob SquarePants episodes and mini clips, play games, learn about how the show is created, meet other fans, and shop all things Bikini Bottom.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byKadence_Smith91 February 26, 2020

I wasn't going to do this but...

Dear Soccermom,
This is coming from a concerned parent, and I know I should not tell you how to parent but I need to speak my mind. Your son is 12 years old an... Continue reading
Adult Written byMatt B. February 26, 2015

Cute and entertaining but crude.

Spongebob has crude stuff in it. Probably not for young kids but appropriate for 8 and up. All though the show is TV-G, some episodes should be TV-PG.
Teen, 14 years old Written byElla the Pikakid October 18, 2019

THE CUTEST!!!!!!!!

This show was super funny and super cute! :)
Too bad the creator died. :(
Teen, 13 years old Written byPrincessTurtleLover August 19, 2016

This show needs to go off air.

SpongeBob was an absolutely amazing show in it's first 4 seasons. Since then the show has received many seasons and they're pretty awful. SpongeBob wa... Continue reading

What's it about?

Part of the Nickelodeon Web site family, SPONGEBOB.COM is jam-packed with everything and everyone from the popular show. There are lots of video clips, ads, stories about the show, blog posts and simple games, as well as a shop and links to other Nick sites. Nickelodeon does a decent job of not asking kids for too much information (date of birth, gender) and warning them not to post personal info. There's privacy settings on the user profile section of the site so that you can block others from viewing your profile information.

Is it any good?

If you're at all familiar with SpongeBob SquarePants, the creative silliness of this site's content won't be a surprise. Yet the games aren't likely to hold kids' attention for many return trips. If your child is a cartoon fanatic who wants to be a cartoonist or humor writer someday, reading the site's SpongeBob Crew Blog and reading the updates on the show's happenings may be educational. Overall, SpongeBob fans will love this site, non-fans likely won't get it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the difference between cartoon humor and real-life behavior (especially with younger fans). Why are SpongeBob characters so funny but if you did or said some of the same things they do, you might get into trouble or be perceived as annoying by friends? Talk about the over-the-top characters on this show and site, and why you can enjoy laughing at them without emulating them.

Website details

  • Genre: Fan Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: December 3, 2020

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