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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