Nick online launches Dot Kids domain web sites

MUMBAI: The online division of kids brand Nickelodeon has launched two new web sites as part of the Dot Kids Act. The act was established a couple of years ago to ensure safe spaces on the net for children under 13. for kids and for parents and preschoolers have been created by the network as extensions of and Elaborating further on the strategy Nickelodeon Online senior VP and GM Mike Skagerlind is quoted in a media release as saying, "At Nickelodeon we're committed to putting kids first, and we want to be everywhere kids are, especially on the Internet.

"We are delighted to be able to extend Nickelodeon's engaging Internet entertainment philosophy to the new dot kids domain in a way that continues to observe and respect kids' safety and privacy," he said.

One of the features that offers is the SpongeBob's Jellyfish Shuffleboard. Fans of the hit show SpongeBob SquarePants can play undersea shuffleboard with SpongeBob SquarePants and surfer-squirrel Sandy Cheeks.

Then there is The Fairly OddParents Big Superhero Wish Game. Fans of the special episode of The Fairly OddParents' Big Superhero Wish can zap super-villains and rid Timmy Turner's town of evil.

On the other site there is Dora's Super Silly Costume Maker: preschoolers can help Latina heroine Dora and her cousin Diego dress up for a super silly fiesta. They can also have fun with Blue's Matching Game. The aim is to help To help Blue from the show Blue's Clues find all the matching cards.

On 4 December 2002, US President George W Bush had signed into law the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act. This had created a domain to serve as a "safe haven" for children using the Internet.

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