Configure web browsing controls for a child's screen name

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Configure web browsing controls for a child's screen name

If you find that any of your AOL Usernames using AOL Parental Controls is able to access forbidden content on the internet, it could be that your AOL Parental Control settings have not been configured correctly.

Only master AOL Usernames can change AOL Parental Control settings. Master AOL Usernames are usually the first AOL Username you created on an account and then any AOL Username you designated as "Adult" in the settings found on

Block websites using AOL Parental Controls settings

To configure AOL Parental Control settings to block websites, please follow the directions below:

1. Sign onto AOL Parental Controls using the master AOL Username.

2. Go to AOL Keyword: Parental Controls or go directly to

3. Select the AOL Username for which you want to block an unauthorized website.

4. Next to Edit, click Web Browsing.

5. Under Web Browsing Controls, choose the appropriate option from the Allow your child to access drop-down menu.

Note: You can also block a specified website by clicking the Block a Specific Site link under Customize AOL's list of web sites your child is allowed to visit.

6. Click Save.

7. Close the AOL Parental Controls window.

Important: AOL Parental Controls settings are enforced only when using the AOL software. For these controls to be enforced, users must sign on with an AOL Username and password before accessing the internet through the AOL software. If you have not already installed the AOL software, please visit Discover AOL to do so.

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Last updated: 08-11-2011
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