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Clayton Cranford  

Internet Safety Expert & Author

Clayton Cranford is a law enforcement professional and owner of Total Safety Solutions LLC. Clayton is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media, child safety, and behavioral threat assessments. Clayton is the author of the definitive book on cyber safety for families, “Parenting in the Digital World.”

He has served as a member of the Orange County, California's 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, the California Association of Crime Prevention Officers, and the National Association of School Resource Officers.

Clayton was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council, and the 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit.

Clayton is a sought-after media commentator on cyber safety and child safety issues. He has appeared on several TV shows, “The Doctors,” NBC News, and CBS News.

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.

Speech Topics


Internet Safety for Families, Impact of Social Media on Children, Roots of School Violence, Identifying and Stopping Active Shooters in Schools and the Workplace

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