You'd better know what anyone using your America Online (AOL) account is doing online. If you don't, you could be banned for life.

That's exactly what happened to the father of Derrick Wolbert, 10, when the Eggert, N.Y., Elementary School fifth-grader violated the giant online provider's use policy.

What exactly did he do?

"I eMailed a kid," he told the Buffalo News. "I said I was, like, an AOL agent."

Without knowing it, Derrick violated America Online's membership agreement by posing as an AOL employee.

America Online would not disclose exactly what Derrick said in his eMail. Spokeswoman Tricia Primrose said it was brought to


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