European regulators have approved a new regulation that could block teenagers from using social media.
The new regulations are part of changes to data protection in Europe and they are expected to come into force in 2017.
The new laws will basically make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to use social media without parental consent, which would apply to services like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and more.
The laws could vary by country, each of the 28 member states of the European Union will be able to choose an age limit between 13 and 16 years for the law.
It will take a couple of years for these new rules to come into force, but it does seem a bit daft for Europe to decide that it will be illegal to use social media if you are under 16.
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