AOL offers free service to schools
\"Students will see no ads -- other than the AOL logo -- will not be able to purchase goods online and will be blocked from accessing pornography or other offensive material. Students will be able to send e-mail and instant messages to encourage group online activities or to establish pen pals at distant schools.
No marketing information would be gathered on students because they only use their first name and a password to access the service, AOL said.\"
\"Schools spend vast sums on supplies, textbooks and other goods, so a company like Amazon.com or an office supply chain could negotiate exclusive rights to market their goods to school administrators, he said.
\"I would tell school boards: Before you sign up for this, make sure to approve a commercialism policy that lays out what activities are acceptable,\" he added.\"