Microsoft have released a patch allowing Xbox Live users with child accounts access to the popular social networking applications so long as they have parental permission.

Up until now the Facebook, Twitter and Last.FM update was a strictly over 18 affair, preventing angst ridden teens from revealing all on the popular social networking sites.

All non-US accounts have access to the applications now whilst US child account users will have to wait until 15 December for the applications to appear on their dashboards .

Each time users log into the applications they will be prompted for parental permission unless automatic log in is selected.

“Thanks for your patience as we worked to develop the best solution to ensure that we are able to offer an age-appropriate environment for everyone on Xbox LIVE,” said Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live.


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