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How do I use AOL Guardian?

To activate AOL Guardian for one of the screen names on your AOL account:

  1. To access Parental Controls go to or sign-on to AOL with a master screen name and go to AOL Keyword: Parental Controls.
  2. Under Edit Parental Controls, click on your child's screen name.
    Tip: If your child does not already have their own separate screen name, click Create Your Child's Screen Name to create one.
  3. Click Edit AOL Guardian.
  4. Tick the box next to Turn on AOL Guardian Reporting for: . You can then choose how often you would like to receive AOL Guardian Reports by email.
  5. Click Save.

After you activate AOL Guardian, you will receive an AOL Guardian email each time your child uses AOL.