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The network known for "Dora the Explorer," "SpongeBob SquarePants" and sliming has another feather in their cap (kind of): They're the winner of the Worst Toy of the Year Award. Yes, Nickelodeon has won the annual award for a website they sponsor: AddictingGames.com.

The winner of this year's TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) was decided based upon online votes from parents complaining about AddictingGames.com, a site that serves up ultra-violent and mature-themed online games and which can be accessed via all Nickelodeon sites -- including NickJr.com.

"That Nickelodeon promotes violent and sexualized games to young children shows how little regard the company has for their well-being," says Susan Linn of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.

She's not kidding. One of the games available to young users is called the "Perry the Sneak,"  which allows players to pretend to be Peeping Toms watching women showering. The most successful voyeurs get to hop in the sack with a girl! What?!

Take a look at more of the games available on the site ... all under the Nickelodeon banner. Would you let YOUR kids play these games?

Worst Toy of The Year: AddictingGames.com

Stick Dude Killing Arena

Addicting Games Description: "Where do Stick Dudes go to train? If only there were some advanced facility where stick dudes could, you know, learn stick tricks. And check the Weapon Room!"

Perry the Sneak in Serial Peeker

Addicting Games Description:"There are some luscious landscapes to view, but don't get caught or it's a fist in the mouth. Can you help this dude catch some lurid looks at the ladies?"

Candy the Naughty Cheerleader

Addicting Games Description:Shouldn't cheerleaders use their powers to create peace, not chaos? Why must you constantly rebel against authority?

Foxy Sniper

Addicting Games Description:Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. Fear me, because I am a crack shot! Assassination isn't just a job; it's a way of life.

Dark Cut

Addicting Games Description: Mend this medieval man before he meets his maker. Is becoming a surgeon going to be your calling, or is a car accident the only way you're going to see the inside of a hospital?

Breeders

Addicting Games Description:Spring, and love is in the air. Help these sweet bunnies find true love. BFF! Also, avoid meteorites & the electric fence. No like!

Momlogic note: Bunnies engage in cartoon intercourse and puff on cigarettes when they're done!

Go to Hell

Addicting Games Description: Even Hell isn't free - collect 50 gold coins on your 666-foot descent through Hades. Avoid snakes and water pits; when you die, you go back to hell!


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11 comments so far | Post a comment now
OUTRAGED!!! May 13, 2010, 5:51 AM

Wow! I had no idea these kind of games were on this site. My son is 9 and plays on this site alot. However, I have only seen him playing a maze game where he is trying to get thru a maze. It was very very tame. I know that is the only game he has played on there because I monitor what he is playing and the computer is in the living room open for all to see. I am shocked that Nickeloden has something like this as a link from their site. This is not a good thing. We should all write a letter to Nickeloden to have them remove this link from their sites.

Christy May 13, 2010, 7:20 AM

OMG! Nick has got to do better or they will be banned from my house! I just went to Nick Jr. At the bottom of the page is the link. VERY easy for them to get there! What are they thinking????

Josh, CCFC May 13, 2010, 9:43 AM

If you want to tell Nick to stop linking to AddictingGames.com from its websites for young children, please visit http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/621/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1903.

Alicia May 13, 2010, 4:35 PM

Any parent that allows their child to use the internet unsupervised has no room to complain. If a parent is truly concerned and prepared to let their kid surf the web, then they should have a site blocker and filter in place, or what’s to stop them from accessing other inappropriate websites?

Z May 14, 2010, 5:39 PM

This doesn’t outrage me…The only thing that this post succeeded in doing for me was reminding me about this site. I’m planning on going on there right now.
But, more related to the post, parents need to be watching their kids! If you don’t want your kid going on sites like that, monitor their activity. If you see something you don’t like, talk to them about why it’s wrong. Or, better yet, set up child blocks so that those sites can’t be accessed on their computer.

Ashley C. May 14, 2010, 5:43 PM

I agree with what Alicia said.

AddictingGames.com has all sorts of games, from the not so nice ones mentioned here to harmless puzzle games.

Guess what, Moms? It’s not Nick’s job to filter your kid’s internet usage. It’s your job. It is so easy to put up parental controls so that your kids cannot go to sites that you don’t want them to.

It’s high time for parents to stop crying because the internet has bad places and start being educated on how to stop their kids from going there. Take responsibility, learn how to use parental controls, teach your kids what sites they shouldn’t be going on, and stop relying on other people (who are not the guardians of your kids) to do it for you.

Brenda May 14, 2010, 6:00 PM


these games are meant for adults, and its parents job to supervise their children

Jenn May 14, 2010, 8:42 PM

You guys are stupid. There’s games like this and worse all over the internet and in reality, they aren’t that bad. Every kid that plays them knows it’s not real. Hell, mortal combat is far worse! People of all ages go to websites and play them. Every kid in elementary school and high school has probably heard of, has gone to, or is addicted to funnyjunk, albinoblacksheep.com, and 4chan.com. 4chan.com is far worse than anything you could ever imagine. 4chan is an image database based on posts by users. These can range from images to .gifs and the subjects can go from porn, hentai, and nudity, to cute animals, to videos of people killing themselves or a guy on a scooter being run over by a semi on a highway. You say “omg I can’t believe my children are going to this site!”. Quite frankly you don’t know what they see on the internet at home, school, or at a friend’s house. You don’t even know if they have actually gone to that site at all or played that game. You can’t possibly know even if you interrogate them. I can guarantee you there is far worse than some stick figure killing internet game. So instead of freaking out about what a bad parent you are, how about instead you try to give your kids guidelines about what’s on the internet that they should ignore and trust them. If you try to control them they will resent you and run away from you and never trust you again. Guide them in the right direction and tell them that it’s fun and all to play games on the internet but be careful about what you play. After all, would you rather your kid come to you with problems or situations they’re stuck in looking for advice or help instead of turning to friends, ignoring you, lying to you, distancing themselves from you, and perhaps harming themselves?

Jenn May 14, 2010, 8:44 PM

Also, this isn’t a toy. It’s an internet game. It isn’t judged or rated by some national company and can’t be taken off shelves. Get over yourselves and don’t say that this is a toy when it’s not. Most people that play THIS game are teenagers.

@jenn May 15, 2010, 11:46 AM

It’s 4chan.org and pretty much everything mainstream on the internet originated from there. The more sane stuff gets thru. But in all honesty, if your kids are willingly going there on a regular basis, you’ve got a lot more to worry about

chanel handbags January 5, 2011, 7:44 AM

Sorry to alter the subject, but what’s the name of the daring sans put to use for the Greatest AND WORST OF 2009 header?


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