I think what I will do is get some video footage of my 10 year old daughter interacting with her bearded dragon, and interacting with one of my snakes (soon to be hers), her most beloved species, the kenyan sand boa. I'll ask her right on the video what she would think if someone came along and told her she couldn't have her beloved pets anymore. Maybe a video of a 10 year old girl and her daddy bonding with a common interest will be effective. Might go towards satisfying the whole "danger" crap associated with reptiles.
While I'm at it, maybe I can convince her to hold my 7' boa.... now THAT would satisfy media hype AND deliver a clear message that even large reptiles are not *all* harmful.
Just some random thoughts.