Ground Rules

The Club isn't a real place, but it does have real visitors...YOU! And like any place, real or virtual, the Club 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 in the Club, make new friends, and build a cool place to hang out when you're online.

If you break the rules, you'll not only be kicked out of the Club, you'll lose your NickName and everything that goes with it: ClubPoints, Profile Page, Favorites... you get the idea.

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

    Chat in the Club uses a safe dictionary that doesn'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 Club, we'll find out, and you'll be kicked out of the game. 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 can give you their personal information in the Club, so don't ask. That includes names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses and passwords. That information exists outside the world of the Club, so let's keep it there.

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

    You can't tell anyone your full name, address, phone number, age or email address in the Club. 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, block them, and let us know by clicking Report a Concern.

  4. Don't tell anyone your password.

    The safest passwords include letters and numbers. If you have a password that includes numbers, you can't give it out in the Club. If your password is a common word or combination of words, we suggest changing it by clicking here. If someone asks for your password, even if it's in the the Club dictionary, 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, block them, and let us know by clicking Report a Concern.

  5. Don't make people uncomfortable.

    The Club is a place where everyone should feel comfortable hanging out and chatting with other Nick.com fans. We hope you meet lots of people you like and make a lot of friends. 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 the Club 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, block them and let us know by clicking Report a Concern.

  6. Use the Block feature, but don't abuse it.

    If someone is making you uncomfortable in the Club, you can block them from your NickName list and your room. They won't be able to chat with you, visit your room, or see your profile. We included the block feature in the Club for a reason: to help make the Club safe. Don't block someone just to be mean or as a prank.

  7. 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?

  8. Be respectful.

    The Club should be a place where all Nick.com fans want to hang out. Racist, sexist or otherwise hurtful language is not allowed in the Club. 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, block them and let us know by clicking on Report a Concern.

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

    We've tried to make hacking the Club 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. Stealing ClubPoints or other people's stuff in the Club, or breaking into someone else's Nick account is against the rules. If you do it, you'll be kicked out of the Club and lose your NickName and everything that goes with it.

  10. 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 Club, let us know by clicking Report a Concern.