A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Teen Nick wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
Television shows send positive messages to teens. Themes of family relationships, friendships, peer pressure, and bullying are covered. Those who don't make the best decisions experience realistic repercussions.
Violence & Scariness
Some shows include serious themes that involve domestic violence, date rape, and school shootings. These episodes are handled with maturity and display serious consequences of actions.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There are a few shows that include episodes where teens talk openly about sex. There are consequences for sexual activity that leads to themes of teen pregnancy and STDs.
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Inappropriate language is mild, but includes phrases like "shut up" and "you suck."
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Products & Purchases
Commercials and banner ads encourage kids to buy anything from cereal to beauty products.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some characters experiment with drugs and drink alcohol, but again this occurs with consequences.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that TeenNick is a site where teens can create their own personal profiles, as well as chat and send messages to their peers. The site’s main objective is for kids to have access to their favorite television shows, but for some, social networking will be top priority. Once a profile is created, users can choose whether or not they want their pages to be public or private. They may also upload photos, videos and links to outside sources.
Is It Any Good?
TeenNick is a fun site where kids can make friends, watch popular television shows, and play games. While it's important to communicate with teens about Internet safety and appropriate online behavior, the website does a good job of maintaining a positive play space for teens. Participants are not allowed to use hate speech, flare, discuss topics related to sex or violence, or share personally identifiable information.
Message boards -- those centered around specific shows are the most popular -- give teens a place to connect and discuss and stretch their communication skills. There's even a "Talk to the Chairman" board where kids can post suggestions on how to make Teen Nick better. If a post is removed, teens can check their profile to find out why it was taken down.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.