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Europe is attempting to pass an absurd new law that would prohibit kids under the age of 16 from using social media unless they have explicit permission from their parents.

Europe Is Really, Really Close to Banning Teens From Social Media

This law, it goes without saying, would be terrible for everyone. 21st safe student questions. Proposed European law to ban under 16s from social media. Last updated 13:53, December 15 2015 123rf A European law change could mean children under 16 will not be able to create social media accounts without parental permission.

Proposed European law to ban under 16s from social media

A new law plans to ban children under 16 living in the European Union (EU) from social media unless they have parental consent - but New Zealand experts say it won't have the desired effect. EU Parliament introduced the change to the proposed data protection laws last week. If the new legislation is passed it will raise the age of consent for websites to use personal data from 13 to 16. It would mean millions of teenagers under 16 would be forced to seek permission from parents whenever signing up to a social media account, downloading an app or even using search engines. The proposed changes would also put Europe out of step with other parts of the world. The law is due to be negotiated between member states on Tuesday before a vote. New Zealand experts say they doubt a law change would have the desired effect. - Stuff. □iskra✨ (@iamiskra)

Essena O'Neill quits Instagram claiming social media 'is not real life'. An Australian teenager with more than half a million followers on Instagram has quit the platform, describing it as “contrived perfection made to get attention”, and called for others to quit social media – perhaps with help from her new website.

Essena O'Neill quits Instagram claiming social media 'is not real life'

Essena O’Neill, 18, said she was able to make an income from marketing products to her 612,000 followers on Instagram – “$2000AUD a post EASY”. But her dramatic rejection of social media celebrity has won her praise. On 27 October she deleted more than 2,000 pictures “that served no real purpose other than self-promotion”, and dramatically edited the captions to the remaining 96 posts in a bid to to reveal the manipulation, mundanity, and even insecurity behind them.

O’Neill did not respond to requests for an interview. A photo of her wearing a bikini, once captioned “Things are getting pretty wild at my house. The ugly truth behind my perfect Instagram shots: A model confesses. '[Instagram] has mutated into a behemoth of self-promotion where the more likes a person has, the more prestige and earning-power they can command' One photo, she explained, had had to be taken over a hundred times to get absolutely right and in another she revealed she was paid hundreds of pounds to wear a certain dress.

The ugly truth behind my perfect Instagram shots: A model confesses

She told how she would starve herself for days to get the perfect flat stomach, and a new caption under a smiling selfie ends with a disclaimer all in upper case: ‘There is nothing real about this’. Often, she said, she felt utterly alone. While some users applauded her honesty, days later other commentators were calling the whole thing a hoax, a clever marketing ploy whereby Essena was simply making herself (and a her new website) even more famous.

Model and blogger, Rebecca Pearson, at home in South London. "Plundering my own life, 24/7 for posts can feel invasive – although I am keenly aware that I am the one invading my own privacy. " However, I often resent it. 1. 2. Former Instagram Model Edits Her Posts To Reveal Truth Behind The Photos. Heart To Heart ♡ Shaaanxo. Shaaanxo. Shaaanxo: About Me. My name is Shannon Harris.

Shaaanxo: About Me

I am 21 years old, living in the little country of New Zealand! I am a YouTube Vlogger, Blogger and Social Media Personality. To sum me up? I live for positivity, beauty and fashion, my pets, my family and friends, and for simple happiness. I don't mind where I am in 10 years from now, as long as I am happy and content. My passion and love for makeup came early. YouTube Star Shane Dawson Has Come Out to His Fans as Bisexual in an Emotional Video. YouTube star Shane Dawson has come out as bisexual, in a touching 15-minute video posted to his channel Tuesday.

YouTube Star Shane Dawson Has Come Out to His Fans as Bisexual in an Emotional Video

Twenty-six-year-old Dawson, whose real name is Shane Lee Yaw, is known by his 6.7 million subscribers for his comedies, parodies and sketches that he has been uploading to YouTube since 2008. In the emotional video, which has so far gained more than 1 million hits, Dawson says he had been confused about his sexuality all his life, but especially in the past year. “This is something I’ve come to the conclusion through therapy and from being honest with myself,” he says.

“I am bisexual.” Dawson says he never thought he would make the video but did so because he thought it could help people who were also unsure about their sexuality. “There are a lot of coming out videos of people who are gay or lesbian and they’re so confident,” he says. YouTube Star Shane Dawson Comes Out as Bisexual: Watch Video. Telling his story.

YouTube Star Shane Dawson Comes Out as Bisexual: Watch Video

YouTube star Shane Dawson came out as bisexual this week, releasing an emotional video on his YouTube channel. The comedian and Internet personality, 26, posted a video titled simply, "I'm Bisexual" to his channel on Tuesday, July 7. The revealing visuals stand in stark contrast to Shane Dawson TV's many parodies, comedy posts, and spoofs, which earned Dawson more than 6 million subscribers. PHOTOS: Gay Celebrities' Coming Out Stories "This is a really hard video for me to make and I'm really scared and I never thought I would be making this ever," Dawson says to open the clip.

Dressed down in a long-sleeved T-shirt and with his hair messy, Dawson goes on to explain his inspiration for coming out, and his journey to self-identification. PHOTOS: Out and Proud Celebs "I always wished that I was gay, that I was just 100 percent gay, for so many reasons," the performer continues. "I am bisexual," Dawson adds. PHOTOS: Hollywood's Gay Power Couples.