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Microsoft has confirmed that children won’t initially be able to access Twitter, Facebook and Last.fm through the Xbox 360, when the social networking duo and online music catalogue launch on the console later this month.

The company announced through its Major Nelson blog that Twitter et al would only be available to gold-level Xbox Live members aged 18 and over in order to “offer an age-appropriate environment for everyone”.

Parents will have the last say over which applications their sprogs can access, though, it seems. Because Microsoft added that its development team is working on an update that will give parents the choice of which social applications kids can access.

The long and short of which will be that Xbox Live members between the ages of 13 and 17 will only be able to use the services if their parents approve know how to define Xbox 360 privacy settings.

A spokesperson for Microsoft told us that Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm will be available on the console “within the next few weeks”. ®

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