In areas on the service designed for children 12 and under, AOL and its partners require prior parental consent (for example, by sending in a permission form by regular mail or by fax) before collecting or using names, addresses, telephone numbers or other information that identifies a child offline. In addition, prior to children using screen names on the AOL service, we require parental (master account) consent at the time the subaccount screen name is created. We do this so that parents are aware of and consent to how their children may use their screen names; for example, using the screen name to request an online newsletter, to post a message on a message board or to participate in a chat room.
In areas designed for teens 13 through 15, AOL and its partners may not collect names, addresses, telephone numbers or other personally identifiable information without disclosing how that information will be used and notifying teens that they should obtain permission from their parents before providing any information.
Another way parents can control their child's experience online is AOL's Parental Controls (Keyword: Parental Controls). These simple, flexible tools allow parents to customize content and functionality to their child's maturity level.
Since one master account may have up to five screen names, we encourage all parents to use their master account to create separate screen names for each child. This allows the parent to customize AOL to their child's maturity level and content needs: Kids Only (recommended for children 12 and under); Young Teen (recommended for ages 13-15); or Mature Teen (recommended for ages 16-17).
Using Parental Controls, parents can also choose to activate the AOL Guardian feature to receive regular e-mail updates about the child's online activities using his or her AOL screen name, such as the Web sites that the child visited or attempted to visit; number of e-mail and Instant Messages sent; or contacts in the child's address book and Buddy List.
AOL notifies both the parent's master account and the child's screen name when AOL Guardian is activated. AOL Guardian reports are intended solely for the parent's master account, and are not otherwise used or disclosed by AOL except to comply with valid legal process (such as search warrant, subpoena, or court order), or in special cases such as threatened harm to a child.
Basically it says nothing about them giving out actualy convos to parents. If they kids are setup on what AOL calls a Gaurdian Account, the parents are able to see WHO the kids are talkign to and what website they are accessing, but again, there is no mention about giving out the text.
Maybe your girl left a dialogue box up, and one of her rents saw it. Then saved it. Then showed it to her and said that they got it from AIM, to try to scare here to spill the beans.
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