- Steve YoungwoodExecutive Vice President, Digital, Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group
Tell Nickelodeon to Stop Marketing Violent and Perverted Games to Kids
Most people associate Nickelodeon with its chirpy, kid-friendly entertainment channel. However, "Nick" also operates a games site called addictinggames.com, where kids can play "Perry the Sneak" and spy on naked women in the shower (and gain extra rewards for sleeping with the women) or try their hand at any number of violent killing games from "Stick Dude Killing Arena" to "Barnville Massacre" to "Bloody Day", where "back alley butchering has never been so fun." The list of abhorrent games goes on and on, from the option of helping people commit suicide to shooting kittens out of cannons in "make Fluffy bloody."
- Executive Vice President, Digital, Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has initiated a campaign asking Nickelodeon to remove links to addictinggames.com from its Nick.com, NickJr.com, and Neopets.com websites, which are designated for children as young as preschoolers.
Nickelodeon continues to advertise itself as a positive, educational source of entertainment for young children, and yet it blatantly links from its childrens' websites to a gaming site that encourages massacres, shooting sprees, and the exploitation of women (in "Stick Dude Killing Arena" kids can train to more effectively kill people; in "Bloody Day", "back alley butchering has never been so fun" and kids can count their "kills"; in "Barnyard Massacre" kids get to stock up on guns to kill as many animals as possible; in "Perry the Sneak" kids spy on naked women and try to sleep with them).
Despite letters from over 4,000 parents asking Nickelodeon to take down the links, it has thus far refused to do so.
This links need to be removed immediately. Please take action to ensure that Nickelodeon is truly a kid-friendly place to visit.
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