(WFLA) – Amazon…for teens?
It sounds like a dangerous idea, but parents, don’t worry, there are safeguards in place.
The retail giant rolled out a new website called “Amazon for Teens,” which lets minors between 13 and 17 shop online with their own Amazon login, which will be connected to their parents’ accounts.
Teens can browse, read recommendations and place orders on their own, Amazon said.
They are also given access to their parents’ Prime Shipping accounts and can stream thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, and get “free in-game loot” with Twitch Prime, which comes at no additional cost.
Once the teen makes a purchase, their parent will receive a notification asking them to reply with an approval. Amazon says parents can choose to skip the approval step and set pre-approved spending limits.
“Parents will receive itemized notifications for every order and can cancel and return any item in accordance with Amazon’s policies,” a statement on the website reads.