livinginwonderland · 24/04/2013 16:28
how isolated? are there any places where she could run instead? what time does she go running?
if she's just crossing a deserted field in the middle of the day, then YABU, but if she's somewhere isolated for a long period of time after dark, YANBU. it depends on the circumstances.
MrTumblesTreasureMap · 24/04/2013 17:38
YANBU. Why take the risk of there is a less isolated place she could run instead. When I was 13, we were crossing a deserted field in the middle of the day and a nice chap walking there decided to yank down his trousers and start wanking for us. Scary things don't just happen after dark.
Redskys · 24/04/2013 18:51
I realise it may seem I am being over protective as she is 15. I am usually quite easy going as a mum of 2 older children as well, whom have done the usual teenage stuff. I just feel uneasy about her jogging on her own. It would be in the early evening around a large lake. I have suggested getting a friend to go but unfortunately no one else is interested in going. I know the chances of being attacked are very small but can't shake off my concerns.
Fairylea · 24/04/2013 19:23
I wouldn't want dd to go out alone somewhere like that to be honest although I am a hypocrite as I enjoy nothing more than total solitude in the countryside. Hmm.
If she is determined to go arm her with a personal alarm and ask her not to have her iPod plugged in her ears as she won't hear what's going on around her.
Someone sneaked up on me from behind and attacked me once and I had no idea they were there at all until they actually touched me as I had been listening to music.
WilsonFrickett · 24/04/2013 19:23
I have a friend who mithers me about the route I choose to walk home alone at night. She lives in a dodgy part of the city, I live in a small village. Statistically she is at much more risk than me. The bogey man doesn't just come out in dark, quiet places.
I think it's really, really hard but I'd let her do it. I think. I hope I would anyway. Ask me in 10 years I guess
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