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How do I set Parental Controls?

Parental Controls are set for each screen name as it is created. When you create a new screen name at AOL Keyword: Names, you are required to select a Parental Controls category for that screen name. You can change the category or settings within each category at any time when you sign-on to AOL and visit AOL Keyword: Parental Controls.

To set Parental Controls for a new screen name that you have not yet created:

  1. Sign-on to AOL and visit AOL Keyword: Parental Controls.
  2. Click Create Your Child's Screen Name.
  3. Click CREATE a Screen Name.
  4. At step three of the create screen name process, select the Parental Controls category (e.g., Kids Only, Young Teen) most appropriate to the user of the screen name you are creating.
  5. Confirm the settings that are displayed. If you would like to modify the settings within a Parental Controls category further, click Customise Settings.

To set Parental Controls for an existing screen name:

  1. To access Parental Controls go to http://parentalcontrols.aol.co.uk or sign-on to AOL and visit AOL Keyword: Parental Controls.
  2. Click on the screen name whose category settings you want to change.
  3. Click on the Edit Age Category button.
  4. Once you have changed the setting click Save.