Boy, 4, reported to police by his nursery school over toy smartwatch

A FOUR-year-old boy was reported to police by his nursery school over fears his toy watch could be used to film other kids.

Proud Ethan Seaman wore his new VTech Kidi­zoom smart-watch to class to show his pals.


But the youngster was left confused and upset when nursery head Kim Hall confiscated the £40 device — because it can take pictures and record video.

Ethan’s parents said she called police, claiming that the device could record material for paedophiles.

IT expert dad Rai Chadee, 40, said: “We were not aware the watch wasn’t allowed.

'The head said someone could implant a camera device with a child into a nursery situation. But she did not even check the watch. It’s complete overkill.”

Ethan’s mum Sabreen Seaman, 35, a corporate lawyer, said: “Ethan can barely clean his own teeth, so the idea he can use the camera watch to record images is ludicrous.”

The gadget was a birthday present from his gran.



Ms Hall, of Henham and Ugley Nursery School, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, said: “All safeguarding concerns are dealt with following council guidelines, policies and procedures.”

Police said: “We issued advice to the caller.

"No offences were recorded.”

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