Clayton Cranford is a Sergeant in a Southern California law enforcement agency. Clayton is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media, child safety, behavioral threat assessments, and the author of “Parenting in a Digital World.” He created Cyber Safety Cop, a comprehensive Internet and social media safety program. It teaches parents and students how to avoid online threats, such as cyber bullying, online predators, pornography, and social media addiction. Clayton was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council.
He has served as a member of the Orange County School Threat Assessment Team, School Resource Officer, and Crisis Negotiation Team. He has investigated threats, weapon possession, and violent crimes in K-12 schools throughout Orange County, California.
Clayton has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has been a featured speaker at the National Conference on Bullying, the Southwest Conference on Human Trafficking, and the National Association of School Resource Officers. He has also presented at the Campus Safety Conferences.
Clayton has partnered with Agape International Missions (AIM), a leader in the fight against child sex trafficking in Cambodia. Clayton has served overseas with AIM in Cambodia’s child sex trafficking epicenter and speaks at various Human Trafficking symposiums and conferences, spreading awareness and providing families with important safety information.
Clayton is married with two boys who love the Internet and technology. Clayton has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.