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Are there settings that can't be changed?

Yes. Each of the three basic Parental Controls categories offered for children under 18 contain some settings that can't be changed. The following are features within each of the categories that members cannot change or customise:

Kids Only screen names do not have access to:

  • Premium services (fee-based)
  • Member Directory
  • Marketing preferences
  • AOL Hometown
  • Favourite Places
  • Buddy List (Kids can create and view a Buddy List group, but can't send instant messages or use buddy chat.)

Young Teen screen names do not have access to:

  • Member Directory
  • Marketing preferences
  • Buddy List (Young Teens can create and view a Buddy List group, but can't send instant messages or use the buddy chat.)

Mature Teen screen names do not have access to:

  • Marketing preferences