Teenagers under the age of 16 could be banned from Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and email if they don’t have parental permission, under last-minute changes to EU laws.
Well, OK, actually, there is:
Officials quitely amended proposed data protection laws last week to increase the age and put the EU out of step with rules in other parts of the world.
Europe is different therefore Europe must be different. no other purpose to it at all. If the US was at 16 then Europe would be at 13.