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How can I guard my family's privacy when online?

AOL provides many features to protect your and your family's privacy when online.

  • Using Parental Controls, parents can customise their children's online experience, limiting it as appropriate for the child. For more information, go to or sign-on to AOL and visit AOL Keyword: Parental Controls.
  • For everyone, AOL also allows you to control who sees you online, block instant messages and ignore chat from someone in a chat room, and filter the email that you receive.
    • To learn how to control who can see you online and how to block instant messages, see How do I set up my privacy preferences?
    • To learn how to use Email Controls, sign-on to AOL and go to AOL Keyword: Email Controls.