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Can I block hyperlinks in chat rooms?

Parents can use chat controls to block hyperlinks from appearing in the chat rooms visited by their kids. All users are blocked by default from sending and receiving hyperlinks in chat rooms. If you had previously changed the default settings to allow hyperlinks in chat, you can use chat controls to restore the blocking of hyperlinks.

To block hyperlinks in chat rooms:

  1. Go to or sign on to AOL and visit AOL Keyword: Parental Controls.
  2. Click on the screen name for whom you are setting the chat controls.
  3. Click the Edit Chat Control button.
  4. Click the box labelled Block viewing and exchanging hyperlinks in chat rooms (the tick should appear).
  5. Click Save.