Lawmakers are considering a controversial alteration to the European Data Protection Regulation that would require teens under 16 to gain parental consent to access sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, potentially barring thousands of teens from social media. What do you think?


“But European teens are the whole reason I’m on social media.”

Stefan Weiss • Asphalt Smoother

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“It might work at first, but it’s only a matter of time before some teen figures out how to click the ‘Yes, I am 16’ button.”

Terrance Joel • Confection Promoter

“With limited internet, it’ll be much harder for young people to stay informed on major events like Rachel’s bat mitzvah.”

Jessica Armstrong • Wind Chime Artisan