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Keeping kids safe online

Clayton Cranford, the Cyber Safety Cop, discusses the Surgeon General’s recommendation to put warning labels on social media and LAUSD’s decision to ban cell phones during the school day, as well as the mental health impact phones have on teens. 

Cyber safety expert: Early screen use and fentanyl are major threats to kids' safety

Clayton Cranford, the Cyber Safety Cop, discusses online threats for children and what parents need to do on Fox 11 News, Los Angeles. June 5, 2024

KFI-AM 640's Sex, Drugs, and Social Media

KFI’s Steve Gregory and Fox-11’s Araksya Karapetyan welcome the Founder of Cyber Safety Cop, Clayton Cranford join in the conversation and provide their expertise to parents who are seeking ways to manage their children’s texts, social media, search access and the different safety programs available.

Two Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Be Safe Online

Clayton Cranford, the Cyber Safety Cop, Discusses New Florida Social Media on Fox 11 News, Los Angeles. March 25, 2024

Inside the $150B sex trafficking industry

FOX 11’s Hal Eisner takes a deeper looking into the world of sex trafficking and spoke to two people who are working to help victims get out of that world. Clayton Cranford is the author of Parenting in the Digital World. He’s also the head of He says sex trafficking is “a crime that’s happening everywhere.” Cranford’s also a former Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy, and says while sex trafficking does occur on the streets, it’s largely happening online.
March 26, 2024

In Depth: Child Exploitation

The author of “Parenting in the Digital World,” Clayton Cranford, walks Hal through some of the suggestions in his book, including a “contract” between parents and children regarding digital device usage and helping kids understand that their parents are there to support them no matter what.

February 25, 2024

How to Prevent Cyberbullying and other Threats

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District hosted the Cyber Safety Seminar for parents. This presentation reached many Spanish-speaking parents in the community, Univision reported.
August 26, 2023

Man "Catfished" California Teen Before Killing Mom and Grandparents

Clayton Cranford, founder of Cyber Safety Cop, explains what is “Catfishing” and how to protect children.
August 26, 2023

One Year Anniversary of Uvalde Mass Shooting

Clayton Cranford, founder of Cyber Safety Cop, says it comes down to training and resources when it comes to mass shooter threats.
May 24, 2023

Threat Assessment Expert Discusses Signs of Danger, Mass Shootings

Cranford is the founder of, and he now travels across the United States, teaching threat assessment courses to school districts or companies.
January 26, 2023

Ohio Teachers and Administrators Undergo Threat Assessment Training

Clayton Cranford trains more than 400 educators in Ohio on state-mandated behavioral threat assessment training.
August 17, 2022

Addressing Cyber Safety for Nevada Students

Cyber Safety Cop educated hundreds of Kindergarten through 12th-grade students on Cyber Safety and responsible Internet Usage.
July 20, 2022

Common Trends in Latest Mass Shootings

Clay Cranford, a retired Sergeant from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and child safety expert, explains how young people can find themselves on a path to mass violence.
July 14, 2022

Mass Shooter Online Warning Signs

Clayton Cranford, founder of Cyber Safety Cop, explains the online signs of violent pathway behavior.
June 3, 2022

Dangerous TikTok Viral Challenges Threaten School Safety

Clay Cranford is a threat assessment expert with 20 years in law enforcement, specifically working with kids on and off campus. He said TikTok challenges like this come from a perceived break in reality.
December 17, 2021

Parenting in the Digital World - Univision Los Angeles News

Univision 34 Los Angeles News reported on Fontana Unified School District’s University and my Parenting in the Digital World seminar for parents. Our parent seminars are taught in English and Spanish.
September 12, 2018

Teaching Parents and Students About the Dangers of Vaping and Marijuana

Over 75 people gathered Monday night at Maywood Middle School in Corning to learn about vaping trends and facts from keynote speaker Clayton Cranford, author of “Parenting in the Digital World.”
Feb 12, 2018

New Ways Kids are Hiding Drugs - The Doctors

Clayton Cranford talks with The Doctors TV show about how kids are finding new ways to hide drugs.
There is a sharp spike in vaping and marijuana use by students that has grabbed the attention of school administrators and school police officers.

More Young Students Using Electronic Cigarettes, Marijuana Oil To Get High During Class

Clayton Cranford discusses the epidemic of students using vaping devices in schools. 

Online Threat in Rancho Santa Margarita school prevented

Clayton Cranford, School Resource Officer in Rancho Santa Margarita, responds to a potential threat in one of his schools. 


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