"As a parent of a teen, I know how they crave independence, but at the same time that has to be balanced with the convenience and trust that parents need", said Michael Carr, vice president of Amazon Households, in a statement. Parents will be allowed to approve all orders and set pre-approved spending limits per order. To get started, parents can visit amazon.com/forteens or sign up via a text or email invitation from their teens. The teen can request the account and the parent can confirm via a text or email.
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Without an annual commitment, you have full access to more than 50 million items and Prime Video, which features unlimited streaming on thousands of movies and TV shows. Parents then approve or deny the order, though the system can be set to automatically approve orders if desired.More news: Palestine's Fatah, Hamas reach reconciliation deal
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Afterwards, the teen will log into the Amazon App using their own username and password. The accounts will allow them to search and shop for items, but there are some restrictions so that parents don't have to worry about their bank accounts. The For Teens login is only made possible if the parent agrees, and parents ultimately retain the power over their teen's shopping habits, including settings spending limits and having the ability to deny an order.
However, even in the cases where teens are allowed to place their own orders, parents can receive itemized notifications for every order and they're able to cancel or return items, as usual.
If you prefer to avoid handing over your credit card outright whenever your teens want or need something on Amazon, the retail giant has you covered.