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What is the Online Timer?

The Online Timer lets you limit the amount of time a screen name can spend online. The Online Timer allows you to determine the number of hours your child can be online, then choose the time range during which your child can use those hours.

To use the Online Timer:

  1. Go to or sign-on to AOL and go to AOL Keyword: Parental Controls.
  2. Click on the screen name for whom you are setting the Online Timer controls.
  3. Click the Edit Time Online button at the bottom of the controls window.
  4. Follow the simple steps for the level of flexibility you prefer in setting time limits.
  5. Click Save.