The Mother from Aberfoyle Park purchased the Fitbit for her autistic son over the weekend.
She was left appalled after receiving a lewd message on the Fitbit Ace 2 which is packaged as a “Fitbit for kids aged 6+”.
She told 7NEWS that she followed Fitbit’s instructions and set up the wristband with her email address and accompanying app on her phone.
Days later, she received a “shocking” notification through the app and her personal email.
The notification was a ‘friend request’ from an account named ‘Amy J’ sporting a profile picture which was and image of a woman’s naked breasts.
“Seriously, what the f***,” the mother said.
“Is any modern technology safe for our kids? It’s a child’s Fitbit for goodness’ sake.”
The Adelaide Mother shared that her high-functioning autistic son would have had “a complete meltdown” if he had seen the image.
It has been reported that a number of other parents raised concerns over similar accounts sending inappropriate requests to their children’s Fitbits.
A spokesperson for Fitbit has confirmed instances of X-rated spam has been reported and shared the company is working to resolve the issue.
“We are aware that users have reported receiving spam friend requests to both adult and child accounts and have implemented a fix to mitigate the issue.
It’s important to note that any friend requests sent to a child are routed to the parent for review and approval and that children do not receive those requests.
We apologize to anyone who received these requests, and as part of our fix we have put in place additional controls to protect against similar issues in the future,” they said.
This article originally appeared on 7news.com.au.