Ground Rules

Nick.com isn't a real place, but it does have real visitors...YOU! And like any place, real or virtual, Nick.com depends on rules to keep its visitors safe and happy so they'll come back again and again. Simply put, if you follow the ground rules, you can have a blast on Nick.com.

If you break the rules, you'll lose your Username and everything that goes with it: all your message board posts and comments... you get the idea.

  1. Don't say offensive, hurtful or threatening things to anyone.

    The Nick.com message boards and comment fields are pre-screened so that they won’t include any foul or explicit language or words that can be used to give out personal information (numbers, city names, most first names, etc.). But finding new ways to say things they're not supposed to say is something every smart kid can do. If you do it in the message boards or comments, we'll find out, and your account will be deleted. If someone says something that makes YOU uncomfortable, let us know by clicking Report a Concern.

  2. Don't ask anyone for any personal information.

    No one should give you their personal information in the message boards or comments, so don't ask. That includes names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses and passwords. That information exists outside the world of Nick.com, so let's keep it there.

  3. Don't give out your personal information to anyone.

    You shouldn’t tell anyone your full name, address, phone number, age or email address in the message boards or comments. If anyone asks you for information that's yours and private, tell them no. If you want them to leave you alone, let them know. If they don't, let us know by clicking Report a Concern.

  4. Don't tell anyone your password.

    The safest passwords include letters and numbers. You should never give out your password in the message boards or comments. If you forget your password, try logging in with your Username and click “Forgot Your Password”. If someone asks for your password, DON'T give it to them. Your Nick account is yours and it's private, and no one but you (or your parents) should know your password. If someone asks for your password and you want them to leave you alone, let them know. If they don't, let us know by clicking Report a Concern.

  5. Don't make people uncomfortable.

    Nick.com is a place where everyone should feel comfortable hanging out with other Nick.com fans. But questions and comments that sound TOO friendly make a lot of people uncomfortable, even if you don't mean them to. Save those conversations for the school dance and keep Nick.com as a place where everyone feels safe. If someone makes you uncomfortable in any way, they're breaking the rules. Tell them to leave you alone. If they don't, let us know by clicking Report a Concern.

  6. If someone doesn't want to talk to you, leave them alone.

    No one wants to be bugged. If someone tells you to go away or stop bothering them, do it. Chances are whatever you're saying is making them uncomfortable. And if they tell you to leave them alone just to be mean, why would you want to hang out with them anyway?

  7. Be respectful.

    Nick.com should be a place where all Nick.com fans want to hang out. Racist, sexist or otherwise hurtful language is not allowed in the message boards or comments. Likewise, discussions of controversial topics like religion and politics are not appropriate. If someone says something that offends you, tell them to leave you alone. If they don't, let us know by clicking on Report a Concern.

  8. Don’t hack the game, steal or cheat.

    We've tried to make hacking Nick.com impossible, but we know there are some creeps out there who are going to try. Hacking is against the law, and if you do it we'll find out. Breaking into someone else's Nick account is against the rules. If you do it, you'll be kicked out of Nick.com and lose your Username and everything that goes with it.

  9. Read our Nick.com Online Safety Guide for more information.

    Grab a parent and ask them to read it too. And if you or your parents are concerned about anything in the message boards or comments, let us know by clicking Report a Concern.