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Can I control who sends instant messages to my child?

You can control who can send instant messages to your child by using the instant messages preferences for their individual screen name.

To set instant message preferences:

  1. Sign on to your child's screen name.
  2. Go to AOL Keyword: Buddy List Preferences.
  3. Click on the Privacy tab.
  4. Enter a screen name into the box under Enter Screen Name or IM Address, then click Add.
  5. Repeat Step 4 until all the screen names you want are added.
  6. Click Save.