Amazon Introduces Accounts for Teens (Your Purchase History is Finally Safe)


For years there’s been a glaring oversight in the Amazon Household ecosystem—a total lack of a “training” account for teenagers who weren’t little kids anymore, but weren’t adults. Thankfully, there’s a new account option for older kids.

Historically teens were stuck in a sort of limbo in the Amazon ecosystem. Either your teenagers had to bug you to buy things for them or you had to just let them log into your account and shop (because neither the content-filtering aspect of Amazon’s child profiles nor the share-with-your-spouse features of Amazon Household applied to them).

That put parents in the position of either micro managing purchases or dealing with the consequences of giving the kid direct access to their account (like unapproved purchases, ruined gift surprises, or awkward discoveries about what mom and dad buy).

Thankfully now there’s a brand new “Teen” account system built into Amazon Household for teenagers 13-17 years old and it works whether or not the parent account subscribes to Prime. We took the system for a test spin and we’re happy to report it’s easy to set up and functions really smoothly.

Here’s how it works. You visit the Teen account splash page or your…

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