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Website review: Clubbing

By Sean Mitchell, Tue 1 Jun 2010
FYI, this story is more than a year old

School weighing you down? Starting to think holidays can’t come soon enough? Well just because school’s in doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. The internet is a great place to meet new people, get involved in something different and maybe... dare I say it... even learn something along the way. All this and more can be done through online clubs.Are you a telly addict? There are many TV shows which offer you the chance to be part of a club online. In these clubs you can enter competitions, get access to exclusive content and maybe even receive a chance to appear on the show. Most of these clubs are free, and all they require you to do is put forward an email address. Here are a few to get you started: at you can join the VIP club for popular show Sticky TV and at can join the fellow Kiwi TV show What Now club. If you’re looking for something a little more international, you can’t get much better than Disney, which offers a club where you can enter competitions, join message boards and play some awesome online games. Head to to get started.If you’re not such a big fan of the screen, there are also clubs for those who prefer the traditional way of reading a book. The Jacqueline Wilson Club,, and the Roald Dahl Club,, are just a few of many which provide you with bonus chapters, screensavers and notes from the author about your favourite reads.If you’re into science, is a club for kids about NASA’s famous space expeditions and sends you free weekly newsletters with games, experiments and news about the ever-changing scientific world.Online clubs can also assist with hobbies. is the online club for mega-popular Lego, and the Honda Kids Club ( is the place for young motorbike riders to learn about the latest dirt bike news, read some great stories and even sign up for weekend campouts.Just remember, if a website asks for personal information, check to make sure it is alright with a parent or guardian. If you feel unsure about a website, close it and don’t tell it anything about yourself.Have fun, but remember to be cyber safe.

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