Teens can now make Amazon purchases with parental approval

Amazon has expanded their Household options to now allow kids ages 13-17 the option to use their own account to shop on Amazon. The catch is that parents will be notified of all purchases via text message or email and will, by default, have to approve each purchase.

When teens make a purchase, they have the option to include a note that their parent will receive. By default, parents will need to approve or deny all purchases made by teens and they can do so by simply replying “Y” or “N” to a text message from Amazon about the purchase, or via email. The message includes the item ordered, cost, shipping address, and payment information.

Instead of having to approve or deny each purchase, parents can instead set a spending limit for their child that allows them to make purchases without approval. Parents will still receive a summary of all purchases if they’ve opted to allow their teen to purchase without first needing approval. Learn more at amazon.com/forteens.

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