Parents' Guide to

The Club

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Safe virtual playground for tween fans of Nick characters.

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

the best idea

love it
age 16+

Nicktropolis not appropiate.

I let my daughter play nickrtropolis and a lot of teens ask my daughter to date and "make out". They also call her names like "pig" and "lame" etc. I do not let her play anymore.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (82 ):

THE CLUB, the Nickelodeon virtual community/playground (previously called Nicktropolis) that allows kids to interact with each other in real time, has all the trappings of kids' entertainment -- games, video, and cute customizable avatars. But the site was clearly designed to offer a safe place for kids to do what they love best: hang out and talk to each other. Posts are approved before going live, and chat conversations can only include pre-approved terms.

Naturally, the site has a commercial bent -- after all, one of its main goals is to promote Nick's popular shows. However, although there are lots of references to iCarly and SpongeBob, plus plugs for other companies (like Lucky Charms cereal), the site is noticeably devoid of much Nick-themed merchandise -- which gives kids the opportunity to focus on watching video clips, gabbing, and playing games.

Online interaction: Due to strong site controls, kids' interactions on the site are safe, though some kids find ways to push the limits of the safeguards.

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