How do I deal with a neighbor who suspects child exploitation?

Colyn - posted on 10/23/2017 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My 12 year old daughter dyed her hair and this neighbor thinks it's some sort of abuse. Public schools do not have any problems with students altering their hair colour. She complained that it will provoke pedophiles to target my daughter. Her main concern was also sex trafficking and people viewing her more differently than a typical 12 year old. My children know how to handle things in most situations. She is not going out during inappropriate hours, not permitted to hide social media activities, and we try to keep up with what's going on in our child's life. I don't personally think that some blonde streaks on black hair will cause these dangers to happen. They are far more likely to happen to children who have too much privileges that they can not handle, no parental guidance, and a lack of supervision. My daughter is meeting all her basic needs as well as parental guidance.

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Sarah - posted on 10/26/2017

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You could also hit her up with loads of statistics...
Did you know that posting just one photo on snapchat can lead a predator right to your door? That sort of thing. You are being vigilant; maybe she has some baggage of her own but that's on her.

Mary - posted on 10/25/2017

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Your neighbor sounds like a freak. Sorry but that's none of your neighbors business. Maybe you let your daughter dye her hair like that because she achieved goals or met criteria that you set out as objectives for her and she achieved them? Good grief. Tell your neighbor to buzz off! You should dye your hair the exact same way and see what your neighbor says then, or better yet, if it's still warm you should both go out there and sun bathe in a bikini top and thong bottom right next to your neighbors property line - Of course I'd do that bc i'm a red neck, so maybe just be polite and say "oh" then walk away if they say anything else lol.

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