Mum finds x-rated message on autistic son's Fitbit

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An Adelaide mum is livid, claiming her 12-year-old son received lewd content on a Fitbit device.

The mum, who wished to remain anonymous, bought a Fitbit Ace 2 for her autistic son for his birthday on Saturday, 7News reported.

It’s a device specifically designed for kids aged six and older. It’s a type of fitness and step tracker.

But the mum told 7News a profile belonging to a woman named Amy J tried to add her son on the app and the profile picture for the account was of a pair of naked breasts.

Human hand holding watch face on Fitbit Sense health tracking smart watch wearable device, San Ramon, California.
A mum claims a lewd account made a friend request to his Fitbit device. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

She added her son would have had a meltdown had he seen it. The mum only saw the message because she set up the device with her email account.

“Is any modern technology safe for our kids? It’s a child’s Fitbit for goodness’ sake,” she said.

Fitbit confirmed to Yahoo News Australia it is aware of spamming issues on its devices.

“We are aware that users have reported receiving spam friend requests to both adult and child accounts and are working to mitigate the issue as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson said.

“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.”

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